(Plain Press, October 2018) If you are not yet registered to vote and would like to vote in the November 6thGeneral Election, you can still register to vote up until October 9th. Voter registration forms are available at local Cleveland Public Library branches and at local high schools. You can also register online at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website at: boe.cuyahogacounty.us, or call 216-443-3298 to have a registration card mailed to you. To be eligible to vote you must be a United States Citizen age 18 or older and a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days. If you don’t have a computer, you can use your library card to access a computer at your local Cleveland Public Library. If you don’t have a library card, you can get one at the library – they are free.
Early voting at the Board of Elections (2925 Euclid Avenue) and absentee voting for the General Election start on October 10th.
The General Election Ballot will feature candidates running for statewide offices, candidates for the State House and the State Senate, candidates for the United States House of Representatives, and candidates for the United States Senate. Several Cuyahoga County positions are being contested in this election including the Cuyahoga County Executive and several of the Cuyahoga County Council positions. In addition, the ballot will include judicial candidates for the Ohio Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Courts of Common Pleas. The ballot also includes one statewide issue and three Cuyahoga County Charter Amendments.
To view and print out sample ballot, look at the voter information you received in the mail for your ward number and precinct letter. Go the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website at boe.cuyahogacounty.us. Click on View Ballots. Enter the city name, ward and precinct and you can view what is on the ballot in your precinct. The ballot is printed in both English and Spanish.
A number of Voter Guide Websites provide additional information on candidates and issues. Here are some choices: VOTE411.org; ballotpedia.org; Judge4Yourself.com; and Judicial Votes Count.