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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.
Join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of our warehouse
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections invites the public to an educational tour and demonstration of what happens behind the scenes on election nights.
February 4, 2019
Join us for ‘Voting Myths Busted’
We are partnering with Cuyahoga County Public Library on an event series to debunk the most common election and voting myths.
February 3, 2019
2020 Outlook: New Year, New Look
Cheers to 2020! The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is welcoming the new year and decade with a new look. This includes a brand new logo, building renovations and updated website.
January 27, 2019
Attorneys can receive free CLE credits for becoming Precinct Election Officials
Attorneys can earn four general Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits and serve their community all at once by volunteering to work the polls on Election Day!
January 23, 2019
Persons with disabilities provide feedback towards purchase of new election equipment
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is thoughtfully purchasing new election equipment over the next year. One of many factors that will influence our decision is how well the new equipment will be able to serve persons with disabilities and the ADA community. To assist our decision making, we invited community partners, advocates, and persons with disabilities to try out the options.
January 14, 2019
We’re hiring! Come to our job fair on January 6, 2020
Join the excitement of being part of the Presidential Election Year! The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has a wide variety of job openings with no experience required and we offer work for people of all skill levels. Come to our job fair on January 6, 2020!
December 19, 2019
This Thanksgiving and always, we are thankful for all who help us conduct safe, secure and efficient elections!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
September 22, 2017
Thank You Election Officials
Special thanks to all of our election officials, temporary workers and special recruits!
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.
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.
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.
August 28, 2017
er 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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 24, 2017
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