Close up of a male completing a paper Voter Registration form1. Are you registered to vote in Cuyahoga County?

If you are registered, check if your registration information is current
by visiting the "Register to Vote/Update Voting Information" link below

If you are not registered, please register to vote in Cuyahoga County by
visiting the link below
Register to Vote/Update Voting Information

2. Request or Print a Vote-by-Mail application

Vote-By-Mail applications can be requested online by clicking the "Request a
Vote-By-Mail application" button below, printing a blank copy from the "Print a
blank Vote-By-Mail application" link below, or over the phone by calling our office at
216-443-8683 (VOTE).

Request a Vote-by-Mail Application

Print a blank Vote-by-Mail Application
Vote-by-Mail Instruction Guide

3. Mail the application back to us:

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 89448
Cleveland, OH 44101
Get directions

4. Wait to receive your ballot in the mail from the Board of Elections

5. Return your voted ballot by U.S. Mail or deliver it in person

Use the secure drop box, open 24 hours, in the Board of Elections parking lot:

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
2925 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Get Directions

Qualified electors who are members of the uniformed services, their family members, or qualified electors residing overseas may apply for a Vote-by-Mail ballot.

Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)

The FPCA form is for absent Uniformed Service members, their families, and citizens residing outside the United States. It is used to register to vote, request a Vote-by-Mail ballot, and update your contact information. - Federal Voting Assistance Program

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) works to ensure Service members, their eligible family members, and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so - from anywhere in the world.

Remote Ballot Marking System

A voter with a qualifying disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may vote remotely using the remote ballot marking system.

Why 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 counted first on Election Night
  • Request a ballot for any election in the current calendar year


If you have questions about your Vote-by-Mail ballot request, call us.

216-443-8683 (VOTE)

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