Polling location changes impact 80,000 voters this November

All voters are strongly encouraged to double-check their polling location before heading out to vote on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. That’s because polling location changes are happening in 16 municipalities, including seven wards within the City of Cleveland. The changes impact more than 80,000 voters.

Voters at a polling location in Lakewood, OH during the 2018 General Election

The Board has mailed all affected voters a Voter Location Notification Card and they have also received a Voter Guide in the mail. “However, we know from past experience that some folks overlook these notifications.  Thousands of voters who are subject to these changes have not cast a ballot since last November so we are asking all voters to confirm their voting information to avoid any confusion on Election Day,” said Anthony Perlatti, Director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

An interactive map has been created to help voters easily identify their new polling location. The map can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/2ovTHuu

Voters can click on a Ward/Precinct and both their old and new polling location will appear.

Some of the reasons that polling locations are changing include the location no longer wants to host voting, ADA compliance issues, availability of parking and space, building renovations, and more. For specific inquiries, voters may contact the Board of Elections by calling 216-443-VOTE.

Voters can view their sample ballot, check their polling location, and view their voting history by clicking “My Voting Info” on the Board of Elections website at www.443vote.us.

Ohio’s “I Voted” sticker making its debut this Nov

Ohio’s new “I Voted” sticker is making its debut this election! You don’t have to wait until Election Day on November 5, 2019 to sport the new look. Early voting is happening now at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Ohio Secretary of State, Frank LaRose, called on Ohio’s students to create a new sticker design. After receiving more than 2,000 submissions, his office narrowed down the choices and left it up to Ohioans to choose via online poll. The contest was created to inspire young people to get excited about voting. If you look closely, the sticker says “Ohio Voted” and “I Voted.”

The sticker was designed by Emily Legg, a former senior at Teays Valley High School in Pickaway County.

How to get your sticker

To get an “I Voted” sticker, all you have to do is vote. You have three options for casting your vote in Ohio:

1. Early In-Person Voting at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
2. Vote-by-Mail
3. Election Day at your assigned polling location

All the details can be found on our website, www.443vote.us.
Click here for the early voting schedule.

Voting has begun for Nov. 5, 2019 General Election

Early voting has begun for the November 5, 2019 General Election. Voters may cast their ballot in person at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections leading up to Election Day. Voters may also request to vote by mail.

Early In-Person Voting
Early In-Person Voting takes place at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, located at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. Sample ballots are available for review on the Board of Elections website. Here is the early in-person voting schedule:

Weekdays, October 8 – 25 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed October 14)
Weekdays, October 28 – November 1 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 2 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, November 3 from 1 – 5 p.m.
Monday, November 4 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Voting by Mail
All Ohio voters are eligible to vote by mail. To request a ballot, complete a vote-by-mail application. Voting by mail is safe, convenient and secure. The Board of Elections must receive ballot requests by Saturday, November 2 at noon, however, it is best to request the ballot as soon as possible.

Voting on Election Day
Voters may choose to cast their ballot on Election Day at their assigned polling location. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. To view a sample ballot and check your polling location, visit “My Voting Info” on the Board of Elections website.