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Vote-by-Mail


CLICK HERE to request or print your Vote-by-Mail ballot application.

Who can vote by mail? 
All Ohio voters whose registration information is up to date can vote by mail.

Why should I vote by mail? 
  • Vote in the comfort of your own home!
  • Avoid the lines at the polls on Election Day.
  • Take your time researching candidates and issues.
  • Absentee ballots are the first votes counted on Election Night!
How do I vote by mail? 
  1. Complete a Vote-by-Mail ballot application for the upcoming election.
  2. Once you have completed your application by providing all of the required information, print and sign it.
  3. Mail the application back to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. 

    Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
    PO Box 89448
    Cleveland, OH 44101-6448

  4. Wait to receive your ballot in the mail. 
    If you have questions about your Vote-by-Mail ballot request, you should call the Board of Elections at 216-443-VOTE (8683) or you can click here to track the status of your ballot request on our website at www.443vote.us.
  5. Return your voted ballot.
When is the deadline to vote by mail? 
  • Your application must be received by the Board of Elections by 12:00 p.m. on the Saturday before Election Day.
  • Your ballot must be received by the Board of Elections:
    • By 7:30 p.m. on Election Day if delivered in person by the elector or a close family member; or
    • Postmarked by the post office by the day before Election Day and received by the Board of Elections no later than 10 days after the election if sent by U.S. Mail.

For more information about voting by mail, click here.

To print a blank/generic Vote-by-Mail ballot application, click here.

 Click here for a blank Spanish application.


A voter with a qualifying disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may vote remotely using the remote ballot marking system.  For more information about the remote ballot marking system, click here.