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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

New in 2018: Voter Engagement Resource Library
New in 2018, the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has added a voter engagement resource library to its website. Continue Reading
January 25, 2018



















Candidate Filing Deadline for May Primary is February 7
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is reminding people who wish to run for office that they must file their completed petitions on or before February 7, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Continue Reading
January 23, 2018











Now Hiring for May Primary Election
Our Election Officials department is hiring temporary workers to help recruit, place, train and coordinate poll workers for the 2018 May Primary Election. Continue Reading
January 23, 2018












Congratulations to our Award-Winning Poll Workers
This month we are proud to recognize some of our most loyal and long-time poll workers.  Continue Reading
January 22, 2018




















A New Year's Resolution You Can Keep: Vote
For many, January marks a period of personal reflection and goal setting for the upcoming year. As you set your new year’s resolutions for 2018, remember to add voting to your list. Continue Reading
January 10, 2018









Happy Election Day!
Today is Election Day! Voters will elect hundreds of municipal offices, fill judicial seats and select school board members in addition to deciding state, county and local issues. Polls are open today from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Continue Reading
November 7, 2017








Absentee Ballot Return Deadlines Reminder
It's Election Day Eve! That means your absentee ballot must be postmarked TODAY. If you cannot make it to the post office, you may also return your ballot in person at the Board of Elections.  Continue Reading
November 6, 2017











Reflections from Long-term Election Officials
As the November 7 election draws near, we are still in need of election officials (poll workers). We asked a few of our long-term poll workers why they continue to serve each election. Here's what they had to say.  Continue Reading
October 18, 2017
























Precinct Election Officials Needed for November 7 Election

The Board of Elections is now hiring Election Officials (poll workers) to assist voters on Election Day. Election Officials can earn up to $200. There are hundreds of openings for workers in all areas of the county.  Continue Reading
October 17, 2017







Early Voting Hours for the November 7, 2017 General Election
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is open for early voting through November 6, 2017.  Continue Reading
October 13, 2017











Reminder: Voter Registration Deadline Oct. 10
I don't know about you, but whenever I order something online I am constantly tracking my package to see when it will arrive. Tracking your vote-by-mail ballot should be no different, which is why I love Voter Notify!  Continue Reading
October 12, 2017











Reminder: Voter Registration Deadline Oct. 10
If you have recently moved, changed your name, or are voting for the first time, you must update your voter registration by October 10 to vote in the November 7 election.  Continue Reading
October 9, 2017










First Annual Your Voice Matters Youth Summit a Success
Last Friday, approximately 130 students from high schools across the county attended the first annual Your Voice Matters youth summit.  Continue Reading
October 4, 2017





















Understanding State Issues on the November 7 Ballot

Ohioans will vote on two state issues this November 7th. The Ohio Secretary of State has provided a few resources to help voters understand each issue and make an informed decision.  Continue Reading 
October 3, 2017
















Today is National Voter Registration Day
Today is National Voter Registration Day! Now is the perfect opportunity to register to vote for the first time or update your voter registration if you have recently moved or changed your name.  Continue Reading 
September 26, 2017









National Voter Registration Day Local Events
Our community partners have joined together to host voter registration and educational events across the Greater Cleveland area. Here is an overview of places you can go to register to vote on September 26!  Continue Reading 
September 22, 2017















Thank You Election Officials
Special thanks to all of our election officials, temporary workers and special recruits!  Continue Reading 
September 13, 2017











Happy Election Day! September 12 Primary Election
Today is the September 12 Primary Election! Get out and cast your vote from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Continue Reading 
September 12, 2017










Countdown to National Voter Registration Day
National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is just under one month away! We invite you and/or your organization to join us as we celebrate NVRD with focused, nonpartisan voter registration efforts and related publicity campaigns.  Continue Reading 
August 30, 2017










September Election: Vote Early
Did you know you don't have to wait until Election Day to cast your vote? Voters can vote early by mail or in person at the Board of Elections. Voting early is ideal for anyone who has a busy schedule, will be out of town on Election Day, or simply would like to plan ahead. Continue Reading 
August 28, 2017










Upcoming: September 12, 2017 Primary Election
Voters in six cities will go to the polls for the September 12th Primary Election. Make sure you are election ready! Continue Reading 
July 18, 2017













Now Hiring: Training Assistants
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is seeking five to ten training assistants to prepare for upcoming elections. These are temporary positions. To be considered or to learn more, please call 216-443-6600. Continue Reading 
July 14, 2017









Save the Date! National Voter Registration Day is September 26th
Since 2012, our country has recognized the fourth Tuesday of September as National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). Save the date this year for September 28th, and learn how you can get involved in this nationwide movement! Continue Reading
July 12, 2017











Upcoming Campaign Finance Workshops for Candidates and Treasurers
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is offering candidates, campaign treasurers and others who are interested in the election process an opportunity to learn about campaign finance during a series of free workshops. Continue Reading 
July 6, 2017








Bright future for e-poll books after successful launch
The e-poll books were the star of the show during the May Primary Election. We are happy to report the transition from paper poll books to e-poll books was seamless.  Continue Reading 
June 29, 2017
















Now Hiring Election Officials for Upcoming Elections
Did you know that we hire about 6,000 people to help us conduct general elections? Six thousand! Learn more about how you can serve your community as a poll worker.  Continue Reading 
June 28, 2017









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