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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.

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Happy Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving and always, we are thankful for all who help us conduct safe, secure and efficient elections! Continue Reading
November 26, 2019





How do we increase voter turnout in 2020?
This November, voter turnout was around 26%. Why is turnout so low? On the flip side, what drives voter turnout? We may not have all the answers, but it’s worth talking about. Continue Reading
November 15, 2019




It's Election Day!
Get your new “I Voted” sticker by voting today in the November 5, 2019 General Election! Everything you need to know about voting today. Continue Reading
November 5, 2019


















Now hiring election officials to work election night
What are you doing election night, Nov. 5? Join in the fun of conducting an election! We're seeking election officials to help transport ballots, election equipment and other supplies to and from polling locations beginning at 6:00 p.m. Continue Reading
October 30, 2019




Celebrating a successful National Voter Registration Day 2019
Congratulations to our community partners on an exciting and successful National Voter Registration Day (NVRD)! We had an extraordinary collaboration, and all together 2,481 people registered to vote as a result of our efforts. (This number includes 939 online registrations.) This far exceeded our goal and last year’s outcome of 1,850. Continue Reading
October 25, 2019














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. Continue Reading
October 25, 2019





Voter Notify has been discontinued
The Board has discontinued the program due to additional security requirements that have been imposed by the State of Ohio. Continue Reading
October 24, 2019










Need a ride to the polls?
Ohio Votes is offering free rides to the polls on Election Day! Rides will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. To request a ride, call or text (216) 452 – 8382. Continue Reading
October 21, 2019












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. Continue Reading
October 15, 2019










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. Continue Reading
October 8, 2019







National Voter Registration Day 2019
National Voter Registration Day is this Tuesday, September 24! To celebrate, dozens of organizations and volunteers have planned voter registration drives around town. Find an event near you! Continue Reading
September 20, 2019













2019 Your Voice Matters Youth Summit
Calling all high school students and educators! You’re invited to the Third Annual Your Voice Matters Youth Summit on Friday, September 13, 2019. Continue Reading
August 26, 2019










Join us on Aug. 27 to plan NVRD 2019
This year, National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is Tuesday, September 24. Join Cleveland VOTES and the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in our first convening of 2019 to network, strategize and plan for NVRD. Continue Reading
August 14, 2019











Election Alert: September 10, 2019 Primary Election
A Primary Election will occur on September 10, 2019 for the following municipalities: Brook Park, Fairview Park Ward 5, Garfield Heights Ward 2, Lakewood Ward 1, Maple Heights, Solon Ward 5. Continue Reading
August 8, 2019










Now Hiring – Job Fair set for Aug. 2, 2019
We’re having a job fair! Election season is fast approaching, and we need full-time temporary staff to help us prepare, conduct and wrap up the November 5, 2019 General Election. Applicants who attend the job fair can apply, complete a skills assessment, and be interviewed for positions during the event. Continue Reading
July 25, 2019







Happy Election Day!
Today, voters in 11 cities across Cuyahoga County will cast votes for local candidates and/or various issues affecting their municipality, school district and libraries. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Continue Reading
May 7, 2019











Early Voting Schedule for May 7, 2019 Primary Election
Early voting has started for the May 7, 2019 Primary Election. Voters may cast their ballots by mail or in person, now through May 6. Continue Reading
April 9, 2019









Changes to early voting process create an Election Day experience
Early voters will have a new experience when they cast ballots at the Board of Elections. Changes have been made to make early voting more like going to the polls on Election Day. The changes are the result of the passage of House Bill 41. Continue Reading
March 28, 2019









April 8 is the Voter Registration Deadline
The voter registration deadline for the May 7, 2019 Primary Election is coming up on April 8. Voters who have recently moved or changed their name are encouraged to update their registration prior to the deadline. Continue Reading
March 27, 2019












New Director and Deputy Director Appointed to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has appointed Anthony Perlatti to the position of Director. The Board of Elections also promoted Shantiel Soeder to fill the position of Deputy Director. Continue Reading
March 20, 2019





Celebrating Black History Month: The Voting Rights Act of 1965
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting.  Continue Reading
February 8, 2019




We’re buying new election equipment, and we want to hear from YOU!
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections will soon replace hundreds of polling location scanners and several high-speed central scanners that have been in use for over a decade. The purchase is part of a statewide funding program that has provided over $10 million for Cuyahoga County to upgrade its voting equipment. Continue Reading
January 23, 2019









Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has begun a search for a new early voting location
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has initiated the process of selecting a new building for early voting. Continue Reading
December 20, 2018








Cuyahoga County Board of Elections receives Ohio Secretary of State-elect, Frank LaRose
On the evening of December 6 it was snowing intensely at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Regardless of the inclement weather, Secretary of State-elect, Frank LaRose, attended his appointment with officials of the Board of Elections.  Continue Reading
December 17, 2018





Election Day Hot Line for Spanish-Speaking Voters
Spanish-speaking voters needing special assistance on Election Day may call our Spanish Hotline at 216-443-3233. We will gladly help you! Continue Reading
November 6, 2018







Happy Election Day! November 6, 2018
Today is Election Day! Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Voters will have many important decisions to make from state and federal offices to state and local issues in this midterm General Election. Continue Reading
November 6, 2018









Stand-by Poll Workers Needed for November Election
We are now hiring stand-by poll workers to step up in the event someone cannot fulfill their Election Day assignment. Stand-by poll workers will receive a minimum stipend of $100 for being on call Monday and reporting on Tuesday. Continue Reading
October 25, 2018
















National Voter Registration Day Collaboration Exceeds Goals
National Voter Registration Day was a huge success this year! This grand collaboration yielded more than 1,800 voter registrations for Cuyahoga County, far surpassing the goal of 1,000 registrations. This is the first time in seven years that the voter registration roles have exceeded 900,000 in a November Election. Continue Reading
October 24, 2018









Students Experience Voting for the First Time
Last week approximately 110 students from Cleveland Metropolitan School District came to the Board of Elections to cast their votes. Congratulations to these first-time voters! Continue Reading
October 22, 2018







Let the Voting Begin!
Early voting for the November 6, 2018 General Election begins today. We kicked off the day by visiting the United States Postal Service where Director Pat McDonald held a press conference to discuss early voting. This morning, 70,000 ballots arrived for mailing and we expect to send out close to 130,000 ballots by the end of this week! Continue Reading
October 10, 2018





Early Voting Hours for the November 6 General Election
Voters are invited to cast their vote ahead of Election Day during early voting at the Board of Elections. Continue Reading
October 10, 2018










Today is the Voter Registration Deadline
Today, October 9, 2018 is the last day to register or update your voter registration for the November 6, 2018 General Election.  Continue Reading
October 9, 2018










National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 25
National Voter Registration Day is less than one week away! With so many events going on around town, there is no reason not to register or update your voter registration. Continue reading for the list of local events. Continue Reading
September 21, 2018










Voter Guide: November 6, 2018 General Election
The November 6, 2018 General Election will be here before you know it! Now is a great time to familiarize yourself with what to expect for this midterm election. Continue Reading
August 17, 2018








Upcoming Voter Education Events
We will be visiting a community near you to provide voting resources and answer your questions in preparation for the November 6, 2018 General Election. This includes voter registration, vote-by-mail applications and information regarding employment opportunities. Continue Reading
August 17, 2018








We're having a job fair!
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections must hire nearly 300 temporary employees to successfully prepare for, conduct and wrap up the election this November. Job seekers are invited to attend an open house and job fair to learn more about the open positions, meet staff and hiring managers, and apply in person. Continue Reading
August 10, 2018







Join us for National Voter Registration Day 2018!
It's that time of year to get re-energized and focused on National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), taking place on September 25, 2018. We hope you will join in our community efforts this year as a partner organization and/or volunteer! Continue Reading
July 25, 2018






May 8, 2018 Primary Election Ends in Ties; Winners Could be Determined by Coin Toss
Official Election results released today by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections show that four contests ended in tie votes. Continue Reading
May 29, 2018







Take the Voter Survey
Whether you voted in person or by mail, we want to hear about your experience! Please take a few moments to share your feedback through our voter survey.  Continue Reading
May 8, 2018










It's Election Day! May 8, 2018 Primary Election
Today is Election Day! Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Voters will have many important decisions to make from federal offices to state and local issues in this Primary Election.  Continue Reading
May 8, 2018












Weekend Voting for the May 8 Primary Election
Why wait until Election Day when you can cast your vote this weekend? Come to the Board of Elections located at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 to vote early.  Continue Reading
May 5, 2018











Track Your Ballot with VoterNotify
Did you know you can track your vote-by-mail ballot? More than 17,000 voters in Cuyahoga County are taking advantage of VoterNotify.  Continue Reading
April 25, 2018









Linda Hlucky celebrates 25th year as a poll worker, looks ahead to 30th
We’ve asked some of our long-time poll workers to share their stories as part of our poll worker spotlight series. Last year, Linda Hlucky celebrated her 25th year as a poll worker. She loves serving her neighbors and has many fond memories. She looks forward to celebrating her 30th anniversary in 2023!  Continue Reading
April 24, 2018






More than 300 voters served during Vote by Mail Week
The Board wants to thank the Cuyahoga County Public Library system for conducting Vote by Mail Week. The joint effort between the library system and the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections was a great success.  Continue Reading
April 19, 2018








The Ultimate Voter Guide: May 8, 2018 Primary Election
Voting has begun for the May 8, 2018 Primary Election. Democratic, Republican and Green party voters will choose the candidates who will advance to the November General Election. Continue Reading
April 16, 2018








Traci Schmidt is proud to have served eight elections as poll worker
We’ve asked some of our long-time poll workers to share their stories as part of our poll worker spotlight series. Traci Schmidt has worked the polls for eight elections and continues to come back to fulfill her civic duty and help her neighbors. Continue Reading
April 11, 2018







Early voting has begun for the May 8 Primary Election
Early voting has begun for the May 8 Primary Election. Voters may cast their vote early in person at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, or they may request an absentee ballot to vote in the comfort of their home. Continue Reading
April 10, 2018







Save a stamp during “Vote by Mail Week” April 8-14
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is proud to announce Vote by Mail Week, April 8-14, 2018, in partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL). County residents can save a stamp by dropping off their completed vote-by-mail applications at any CCPL branch from Sunday, April 8 through Saturday, April 14 during regular library hours. Continue Reading
April 2, 2018










Mary Dubber has helped her neighbors vote for 45+ years
We’ve asked some of our long-time poll workers to share their stories as part of our poll worker spotlight series. Mary Dubber has been working the polls for nearly all of her adult life. She finds great fulfillment in helping her neighbors take part in voting. Continue Reading
March 14, 2018



“A Community Conversation” event series begins Thursday, March 15
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is partnering with the Cleveland Clergy Coalition and First Energy to host an event series, “A Community Conversation,” to address the subject of community involvement and low voter turnout on the east side of Cleveland. Continue Reading
March 12, 2018




What happens when elections tie in Ohio?
According to the Ohio Secretary of State, since 2013 more than 140 elections have been decided by one vote – or tied! Watch the video to find out what happens when Ohio elections come down to random chance. Continue Reading
March 6, 2018





Alicia Alto is passionate about helping others exercise their right to vote
We’ve asked some of our long-time poll workers to share their stories as part of our poll worker spotlight series. Throughout the years, Alicia Alto has made great memories serving her community as a poll worker, and encourages everyone who is able to try it out. Continue Reading
March 2, 2018



Spotlight Series: Poll workers express pride, fulfillment for serving on Election Day
Being a poll worker can be a rewarding experience. We have asked some of our most loyal workers to share what helping out with elections means to them. Continue Reading
February 23, 2018








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