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Vote by mail opens for the November election in Cuyahoga County


The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is encouraging voters to take advantage of voting by mail in the November 5 General Election. Vote by Mail opens on October 1. 

There are over 600 candidates and 88 issues on the ballot.

"This is a very important election," said Pat McDonald, Director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. "Voters will elect municipal leaders, judicial candidates, and school board members.  There are also three major County tax issues and proposed changes to the County Charter that will impact residents.  This makes voting by mail an attractive option.  When you cast your ballot by mail it gives you extra time to study the candidates and issues," said McDonald.

Individuals who wish to cast ballots by mail in the November 5 General Election need to request their Vote by Mail applications.  The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections will NOT automatically mail Vote by Mail applications to voters for this election.  

To request an application visit:, or call 216-443-VOTE.  Vote by Mail applications are also available at all public libraries.

Early voting is available from October 1 through November 4.

Early voting hours:

Monday through Friday, October 1 through November 1            8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 2                                                        9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 3                                                           Noon to 5 p.m.

Monday, November 4                                                          8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Board of Elections is located at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. The Board of Elections will begin mailing ballots to voters October 1. 

Voter Registration Deadline:

The voter registration and change of address deadline for the November 5 General Election is Monday, October 7, at 9 p.m. Voters who have not registered, moved, or have changed their name, must complete and return a voter registration card on, or before, October 7.  Voters also have the option of updating their registration information online at:

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