Tuesday, November 6, 2012
No major problems experienced in five Northeast Ohio counties; expect lines at some polling locations.
Ohio voters are heading to the polls today in droves under sunny, blue skies and there are essentially no Election Day problems being reported in five Ohio counties that are home to Patch websites. Stark County Jeanette Mullane, deputy director of the Stark County Board of Elections, said all 160 polling locations in the county opened on time this morning and have seen a steady stream of electors. “It’s been consistent voting all morning, which is what’s expected during a presidential election year,” she said. Stark County’s touch-screen voting machines are all operational and ready for use, said Mullane. But even if some weren’t, it wouldn’t be an issue for long. “Sometimes the machines get paper jams or other things that can be taken …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Returned Absentee Ballots Also Lower Than the 2008 Presidential Primary
Election officials in Cuyahoga, Lake, Stark and Portage counties say voter turnout for Super Tuesday's presidential primary has been anything but super. "So far, we have a 1.5 percent voter turnout based on our samplings of the polling places throughout Cuyahoga County," said Jane Platten, director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland. "Usually, the samplings are pretty much on target. We don’t have a lot of voters out there yet. But I’m hoping that with the good weather and some generated interested throughout the day, we will get a higher turnout." Voters who declare a party at the polls are deciding which candidates will represent their party in races in the November general election. In addition to the Republican …
Friday, January 20, 2012
When two Ohio primary elections are scrapped in favor of one, county boards of elections find a confusing situation.
All will be ready when overseas voting starts on Jan. 21, despite some elections board workers having to scramble a bit in the last week or so. That's because a controversial U.S. congressional redistricting plan wasn't finalized until early January. It all began with the 2010 U.S. Census. Population loss resulted in Ohio losing two Congressional seats, from 18 to 16. Plans began for redrawing Congressional district in time for the March 6, 2012 primary. Under threat of a referendum, the state Legislature created a bill that allowed for two primaries; one in March for state representatives and on in June for U.S. Congress and the president. On Dec. 14, Ohio lawmakers brokered a deal to accept a revised congressional map and a March 6 …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections if you are interested in serving as a poll worker on March 6.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is looking for some good citizens to hire as Poll Workers in Solon for the March 6 primary. Poll workers who help out at voting locations on Election Day will earn $172.10 for their service. Polls workers will receive training prior to the election. Cuyahoga County residents who are interested in serving as a Poll Worker may call the elections board at 216-443-3277 to complete an application by phone or fill out an online application on the Board of Elections website.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Voters who plan to Vote by Mail in the Nov. 8 election must mail their voted ballots to the Board of Elections on or before Nov 7th.
If you plan to vote by mail, you must mail your ballot to the Cuyahoga Board of Elections on or before Nov. 7 for your vote to count. Ballots mailed to the Board of Elections must include 64 cents postage. Ballot envelopes are no longer postage-paid. Voters can also drop off their ballots in person on or before Election Day. Voters can return their ballots in a ballot box between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Board of Elections, located at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. On Election Day, voted ballots can only be dropped off at the Board of Elections between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Ballots cannot be dropped off at a voting location on Election Day. For additional information concerning the November 8th …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Important information for Cuyahoga County voters from the Board of Elections
Elections are less than two weeks away. Below are a few tips and important deadlines for Cuyahoga County voters to note: Early voting: Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, 2925 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Oct. 29 and Oct. 30: Remaining extended early voting days are Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 30 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 4: Last day to vote early at the Board of Elections, deadline 4:30 p.m Nov. 4: Last day for residents voting by mail to drop off applications at the Board of Elections, deadline 6 p.m. Nov. 5: Board of Elections must receive mailed ballot application requests by 12 p.m. for voters to be eligible to vote by mail. Nov. 7: Ballots mailed …
Monday, October 10, 2011
You must have your voter registration card postmarked by Oct. 11 to be able to vote in the Nov. 8 election
Ohio residents who aren't registered to vote must postmark their voter registration card by Tuesday Oct. 11 to be able to vote in the November election. Solon residents must register with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to be able to vote. Here's all the information you need to know: Are you registered? If you're not sure if you are registered, you can use this handy tool to check your status. Just input your last name and birth date to find out. If you need to register you can download the voter registration card (we've attached a .pdf file of the card to this post for your convenience). Fill it out and mail it to: Cuyahoga County Board of Elections 2925 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115 Register in Solon You can also register in…
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Absentee voting by mail begins Oct. 4. Find out how.
Not going to be in town Nov. 8, have a medical emergency on election day or just want to get voting out of the way? No worries, the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections provides an easy way to vote absentee by mail. Voters can begin sending in ballots Oct. 4. How Do I Vote By Mail? First, download the form to apply for an absentee ballot. A .pdf file of the form is also attached to this post. You can pick up the form and drop the completed application off at the board of elections office, located at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. They can be reached by phone at 216-443-3200 if you have any questions. Regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. What's the deadline? Mail-in applications must be …