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Visit our blog for more information on upcoming elections and to learn about what we're up to at the Board of Elections. Our blog is a great way to better understand the election process and learn about the opportunities and resources available to you as a voter in Cuyahoga County.

Recent Posts

Voting Just Became Easier with E-Poll Books
Beginning with the May 2 election, voters will now be checked into their polling location with e-poll books. While this will not change how voters cast their vote (paper ballots will still be used), e-poll books will speed up the check in process and provide other great benefits to both voters and election officials. Continue Reading 
April 24, 2017






















Early Voting Schedule for May 2 Election
The May 2 election is just under one month away, but you don't have to wait until Election Day to cast your vote. Continue Reading 
April 5, 2017










Today: Voter Registration Deadline
Today is the last day you can register to vote for the May 2 Primary Election. Continue Reading 
April 3, 2017












Local libraries to host e-poll book demonstrations
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has partnered with Cuyahoga County Public Libraries and other local libraries to give voters a sneak peek at e-poll books before their debut during the May 2 Primary Election. Continue Reading
March 30, 2017







Upcoming: May 2, 2017 Primary Election
Does your community have an election on May 2? Make sure you are election ready! Continue Reading
March 21, 2017













Director Pat McDonald testifies in support of Senate Bill 44
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is encouraging state lawmakers to allow candidates to file campaign finance information electronically. Under current law people submitting campaign finance reports with county boards of elections must submit their records on paper. Continue Reading
March 1, 2017















New Citizens, New Voters
Every month, hundreds of immigrants are sworn in as United States citizens in the City of Cleveland.  Continue Reading 
February 17, 2017















Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day! We LOVE that Ohioans can now register to vote online. Continue Reading 
February 14, 2017















E-poll books to be used for May's Primary Election
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections voted today to purchase 1,450 electronic poll books from Tenex Software Solutions of Tampa, Florida. Continue Reading 
February 8, 2017






We're Hiring!
We're in need of an Assistant Manager in our Election Officials Department. This individual will help oversee the recruitment, training and placement of Election Day poll workers. Continue Reading 
January 31, 2017














2017 Elections Preview
We're gearing up for another busy year. Our 2017 Elections Preview covers election dates and turnout expectations based on similar elections. Continue Reading 
January 23, 2017











Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.
One of the many ways Martin Luther King, Jr. brought about change in our nation was by advocating for equal voting rights for all African Americans. He believed the right to vote was sacred. Continue Reading 
January 13, 2017


















Happy New Year! Online Voter Registration Now Live in Ohio
As of January 1, 2017, Ohioans can now register to vote online. Continue Reading 
January 10, 2017
























Election Day Eve: What You Need to Know
It’s hard to believe the 2016 General Election is just one day away! Follow our guide below to make sure you are ready to cast your ballot. Continue Reading 
November 7, 2016















The Ultimate Voter Guide: November 8, 2016 Election
Everything you need to know about voting in the 2016 Presidential Election.  Continue Reading 
Published October 20, 2016












Last Chance Voter Registration Events on October 11
The voter registration deadline is Tuesday, October 11.You must be registered to vote in any election. The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections will be out in the community registering voters throughoutthe day.   Continue Reading 
Published October 10, 2016














Be First to Vote in Cuyahoga County!
Would you like to be the first person in Cuyahoga County to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election? Let us know why you should be first, and you may be selected for this honor.  Continue Reading 
Published October 4, 2016

























October 11: Voter Registration Deadline
The voter registration deadline is one week away!  Continue Reading 
Published October 4, 2016
















Celebrating National Voter Registration Day with a Drive-Thru
Registering to vote has never been easier! Introducing our Registration Drive-Thru events, coming to a neighborhood near you on Tuesday, September 27 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.!  Continue Reading 
Published September 22, 2016













How to Vote in College
Whether you’re just starting college or haven’t voted while in college, there are a few things to know as you get ready for the presidential election.  Continue Reading 
Published September 14, 2016














On This Day in History
On this day in history, August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified to guarantee all American women the right to vote.  Continue Reading 
Published August 18, 2016















YPCLE: The Millennial Caucus
This past weekend, the Board of Elections was invited to participate at YPCLE: The Millennial Caucus, a nonpartisan, nonpolitical event that brought our city’s civic leaders and young professionals together to discuss actionable ways to address our community’s most pressing issues.  Continue Reading 
Published May 19, 2016













Coming soon: e-poll books
Hundreds of voters and poll workers came down to the Board of Elections on Tuesday to catch a first glimpse of electronic (e-) poll books. What's all the excitement about you ask? Paper poll books are becoming a thing of the past.  Continue Reading
Published May 13, 2016