TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2020
What you need to know:
The April 28th election will be conducted exclusively through mailed-in absentee ballots. There will be no in-person voting for this primary election, though exceptions are being made in certain cases. For complete background, see an article in the Ohio Capital Journal HERE.
YOU HAVE ALREADY VOTED:
Nothing further needs to be done. Your ballot has been retained and it will be counted on April 28th. You can track your ballot on the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website HERE
YOU HAVE NOT VOTED:
Vote by mail is a two-step process:
1) You must submit an APPLICATION to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections (BOE) to obtain a ballot. The BOE verifies that you are eligible to vote through the application.
2) After verification, you will receive a blank BALLOT in the mail from the BOE.
The ballot must be postmarked by April 27 to count.
Please note: You must be proactive to receive an application. One will NOT automatically be sent to you.
HOW DO I OBTAIN AN APPLICATION?
There are three ways that you can obtain the vote-by-mail APPLICATION:
1) Download and print the application from the Board of Elections website HERE
2) Contact the Board of Elections and ask them to mail the application to you. Call the BOE at (216) 443-8683
3) Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to drop-off the application at your home while practicing social distancing.
HOW DO I OBTAIN A BALLOT?
You must first submit an APPLICATION before you can receive a ballot. Please see above.
CAN I REGISTER TO VOTE?
If you missed the original February 18 voter registration deadline, you are not eligible to vote in this primary election. Even though the date of the election has changed, the deadline for registration has not changed. We will keep you posted if/when there are any updates on this issue.
I HAVE QUESTIONS
If you have any questions about vote-by-mail, please send us an email at email@example.com and we’ll respond promptly.
We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. Remember to vote your complete ballot, including for judicial candidates! See the sample ballot of endorsed candidates, below. Please ignore the March 16 on or before date.