Last Chance Mailing (NCOA)

On July 9th, 2018 Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted issued Directive 2018-22 to inform county boards of elections that there would be an expansion of the limited notification requirement contained in state law to include cancellation of electors as a result of the state’s general program of voter list maintenance.

  • In 2014 registered voters were sent confirmation notices in compliance with Directive 2014-14 due to the registered voters having notified the United States Postal Service of a change of address in the previous calendar year but not reporting that change to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. They were informed that if they did not confirm their voter information or participate in any voter activity over the next four years their voter registration would be cancelled. 
  • On 12/21/2018 the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections will begin mailing out Last Chance Letters (SOS Form 255-A-3) to registered voters who were originally mailed out confirmations in 2014 as part of the NCOA portion of the General Voter Records Maintenance Program and have not engaged in voter activity since the initial mailing. They will have until February 1st, 2019 to respond to the letter or their voter registration will be cancelled. (Note: Any voter who is cancelled under this process is eligible to register again no later than thirty (30) days prior to an election.
  • CLICK HERE for a sortable list of affected voters.

Residents can also call the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections 216-443-VOTE for more information.