Weekend Voting for the May 8 Primary Election

Why wait until Election Day when you can cast your vote this weekend? Come to the Board of Elections located at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 to vote early.

Saturday, May 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 6: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Early voting at the Board of Elections concludes on Monday, May 7. Hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Track Your Ballot with VoterNotify

Did you know you can track your vote-by-mail ballot? With VoterNotify, you can sign up to receive a text and/or email message:

  • When your ballot is sent to you.
  • When your ballot is received.
  • If there’s an issue with your ballot.
  • Reminder to return your ballot as deadline approaches.

More than 17,000 voters in Cuyahoga County are taking advantage of VoterNotify.

Learn more here and sign up today.

To request your vote-by-mail ballot, print your application here. We must receive your completed form no later than noon on the Saturday prior to Election Day.


The Ultimate Voter Guide: May 8, 2018 Primary Election

Election Overview
Voting has begun for the May 8, 2018 Primary Election. Democratic, Republican and Green party voters will choose the candidates who will advance to the November General Election. There are 213 candidates running for 71 offices and judicial seats. In total, there are 37 contested races on the ballot. There is also a county-wide issue, state-wide issue, and various municipal, school and library issues on the ballot.

This should be a very exciting election because Democrats and Republicans have some very high profile candidates running for office. These include contested races for Governor, US Senate and Congress. There are Republicans, Democrats and Green party members running for State Central Committee as well as nearly 1,000 people running for Democratic County Central Committee seats.

State Issue One will appear on the ballot. The proposed constitutional amendment would change the way the state lawmakers draw Congressional district boundaries. If passed, the new political boundarymaps will be drawn following the 2020 census.

Party Affiliation
In Ohio, the type of ballot voters select in partisan primary elections determines their party affiliation. Voters have an opportunity to establish their party affiliation, change their party or become nonpartisan voters during this election. This decision should be taken seriously, as party affiliation cannot be changed again until the next partisan primary election.

Three Ways to Vote

  1. Vote Early at the Board of Elections (click to view early voting hours)
  2. Vote Early by Mail (click to request absentee ballot)
  3. Vote on Election Day at the Polls (click to look up polling location)

Sample Ballots Available
To prepare for the election, and/or determine which ballot you would like to choose this Primary, sample ballots are available for viewing on the board of elections website.