Early Voting Schedule for May 7, 2019 Primary Election

Early voting has started for the May 7, 2019 Primary Election. Voters may cast their ballots at the Board of Elections located at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 now through May 6.

Early Voting Hours

Weekday Voting:
April 9 – 25 (M-F, 8AM – 5PM)
April 29 – May 3 (M-F, 8AM – 7PM)
May 6 (Mon., 8AM – 2PM)

Weekend Voting:
May 4 (Sat., 8AM – 4PM)
May 5 (Sun., 1PM – 5PM)

The early voting process has changed slightly to create an experience similar to Election Day. Learn more about the early voting process here. Voters are reminded to bring proper ID with them. If they do not have ID, they may provide the last four digits of their social security number to receive their ballot.

Voting by Mail

Voters who prefer to vote by mail must request their ballot no later than noon on Saturday, May 4. However, it is always better to place the request sooner rather than later. Voting by mail is safe, secure and convenient, and it is open to all voters.

Request your absentee ballot here: Vote-by-Mail Application

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.


Save a stamp during “Vote by Mail Week” April 8-14

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is proud to announce Vote by Mail Week, April 8-14, 2018, in partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL).

County residents can save a stamp by dropping off their completed vote-by-mail applications at any CCPL branch from Sunday, April 8 through Saturday, April 14 during regular library hours. For a complete listing of CCPL locations, please visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org/branches.

To vote by mail, voters must obtain, complete and mail their vote-by-mail ballot applications to the Board of Elections. Vote by Mail Week will save voters several steps in the process and seeks to increase voter turnout for the May 8 Primary Election.

Vote-by-mail applications are available at all CCPL branches. Voters may also print out or request vote-by-mail applications on the Board of Elections website: www.443VOTE.com.

CCPL can only accept vote-by-mail applications during Vote by Mail Week. Absentee ballots will not be accepted and must be mailed by the voter through the United States Postal Service or dropped off in person by the voter or a family member at the Board of Elections located at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.

About Cuyahoga County Public Library
The Cuyahoga County Public Library is committed to their mission of being at the center of community life by creating an environment where reading, lifelong learning and civic engagement thrive and their vision to be the most convenient library system in the country. For more information, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org.

Absentee Ballot Return Deadlines Reminder

It’s Election Day Eve! That means your absentee ballot must be postmarked TODAY. If you cannot make it to the post office, you may also return your ballot in person at the Board of Elections. The ballot must be received by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

For your convenience, we have a secure 24/7 ballot drop box located in our parking lot at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. Map

Note: Ballots CANNOT be returned to your polling location.

What’s not to love about Voter Notify?

I don’t know about you, but whenever I order something online I am constantly tracking my package to see when it will arrive. Tracking your vote-by-mail ballot should be no different, which is why I love Voter Notify!

Voter Notify takes all the guessing out of voting by mail. Questions like, “when will I receive my ballot?” and “was my ballot returned to the Board of Elections yet?” are answered with a text and/or email before you even have the chance to think about it.

Just last night I received a text informing me that my ballot was on the way and to keep an eye out for it in my mailbox. I really appreciated that text and will pay more attention when I grab the mail this week.

Voter Notify will also send me a message once my ballot has been received at the Board of Elections. While I fully trust the United States Postal Service, it’s nice to get an actual confirmation that my ballot was returned and my votes will be counted.

If you vote by mail (and why wouldn’t you? It’s so convenient!), and haven’t signed up for Voter Notify yet, then you’re missing out. Since its launch in 2015, more than 17,000 voters in Cuyahoga County have signed up to get the notifications. If you’re ready to fall in love with voting by mail all over again, sign up for Voter Notify here.

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.

Author: Cathy Goskey, Community Outreach, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections