Original Release: 11/1/2018
All voters are encouraged to cast their vote, as this election will affect the future of our cities, state and country. Voters have many important decisions to make including statewide candidates, federal candidates, local judges, and issues. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.
Statewide Candidates: Governor, Auditor, Treasurer, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Supreme Court Federal Candidates: U.S. Senate and Congress State Representative: Ohio House and Senate County Candidates: County Executive, County Council, Judges Issues: State Issue 1, Local Issues.
Learn more at: https://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/11062018GeneralElection.aspx.
Early Voting Going on Now at the Board of Elections Extended hours for early voting begin this week (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.). Weekend voting is also available (Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.). Early voting is ideal for anyone who has a busy schedule, will be out of town on Election Day, or for those who simply like to plan ahead.
Vote by Mail
There is Still Time to Vote by Mail.
Let voting come to you! All voters are eligible to vote by mail. Ballot requests must be received by noon on November 3rd. Completed ballots must be postmarked on or before November 5th, or they may be hand delivered to the Board of Elections by 7:30 p.m. election night.
Request My Ballot: https://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/votebymailapplication.aspx.
Sample Ballots Available
Whether voting early or at the polls on Election Day, make sure you do your homework before casting your vote to make informed decisions. See what specific candidates and issues appear on your ballot in advance so you know exactly what you will be voting on this election.
View My Sample Ballot at: https://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/my-voting-information.aspx.
Help Wanted: Standby Poll Workers
Having enough people staff each polling location is critical to the overall success of the election, which is why we don't take any chances. 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.
Students Experience Voting for the First Time
More than 100 students from Cleveland Metropolitan School District attended early voting to cast their votes for the first time. This organized effort stemmed from the Second Annual Your Voice Matters Youth Summit which took place in September. Congratulations to these first-time voters!
National Voter Registration Day Collaboration Exceeds Goals
National Voter Registration Day was a huge success this year! This county-wide collaboration of more than 50 partners 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 Cuyahoga County voter registration roles have exceeded 900,000 in a November Election.
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