FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2013
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Rep. Williams with AT&T Ohio President Tom Pelto, CWRU Upward Bound Program Director Miguel Sanders, East Tech Principal Hoover, and East Tech students
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REGISTER TO VOTE
The voter registration deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 9.
1) Complete this paper form (you can even type on it before printing it but don't forget to sign it!) -http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/upload/elections/forms/4010.pdf
2) Mail it or take it to your county Board of Elections - addresses here: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/elections/electionsofficials/boeDirectory.aspx#dir
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is located on the northwest corner of Euclid and East 30th Street:
Board of Elections Main Building
2925 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
« ONLINE option: Are you registered already but need to update your address? Use this website - no car trips or stamps needed: https://olvr.sos.state.oh.us/ovru/Modify.aspx You can also update your name or address on Election Day at the polls but will have to vote a provisional ballot.
VOTE EARLY - IN PERSON
Early voting in Cuyahoga County will take place at the Board of Elections Main Building.
Early voting hours as of now are:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 2 – Friday, Oct. 5
CLOSED Monday, Oct. 8 for Columbus Day holiday
8:00 am to 9:00 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 9 – open late for last day of Voter Registration
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Wednesday, Oct. 10 – Friday, Oct. 12
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday, Oct. 15 – Friday, Oct. 19
8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday, Oct. 22 - Friday, Oct. 26
8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday, Oct. 29 – Thursday, Nov. 1
8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday Nov. 2
NEW WEEKEND HOURS!
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 3
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 4
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 5
VOTE EARLY – BY MAIL
1) Complete an absentee ballot application: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/upload/autoform/absentee_autoform.aspx?page=3870
2) Mail the application to your county board of elections – addresses here: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/elections/electionsofficials/boeDirectory.aspx#dir
3) Your ballot will be mailed to you. You have to affix return postage (varies by county) and mail it back to your board in the envelope provided to you. It must be postmarked the day before the election. You can also hand deliver it to your Board of Elections. Addresses here: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/elections/electionsofficials/boeDirectory.aspx#dir
VOTE ON ELECTION DAY
1) Look up your Election Day polling place and precinct here: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/pollinglocation.aspx?page=361
2) Polls open at 6:30am and you can get in line until 7:30pm. Polls have to stay open until everyone in line at 7:30pm has voted.
« If you have any problem at all with a poll worker, firmly request that the poll worker call the county Board of Elections to answer your questions. Poll workers are well-meaning but they are sometimes wrong about the rules.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1) VOTER ID?
You don’t need it to vote early, but you do need one of these to vote on Election Day:
* If you do not have any of these, you can still vote a provisional ballot using your Driver’s license or state ID number or your Last 4 digits of the Social Security Number as ID.
*You CANNOT use a voter registration notification mailed to you by your Board of Elections.
*Your driver’s license DOES NOT NEED to have your current address on it. Neither does a non-driver’s state ID. This is one of the most common mistakes made by poll workers.
*You CANNOT use your passport - it doesn’t have your address on it.
*You CANNOT use your STUDENT ID – it doesn’t have your address or an expiration date on it. However, IF you go to a state school in Ohio, you can get your school to print you a “utility bill” with your school address on it and you can use that. Call your registrar.
*To vote early, you don’t need to show ID, but you might need to write your Driver’s license number or Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number on the paperwork.
2) PROVISIONAL BALLOTS?
You only have to vote provisionally if you are not in the poll book. In almost every case, that’s because you need to update your name or address on Election Day. It’s also possible you could be accidentally missing from the poll book, but that is rare. If you’re not in the pollbook and you think you should be, make sure you are in the right precinct. This is harder than it sounds as poll workers don’t know how to figure this out sometimes. Nicely but firmly request that the poll worker call the Board of Elections if you think you should be in the pollbook.
You will have to provide your Driver’s license or State ID number or the Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number as ID on the provisional ballot paperwork. And don’t forget to PRINT and SIGN your name.
3) Can I vote early at the Board of Elections?
In most counties, yes. But some of Ohio’s largest counties hold early voting at a separate larger location. See here for a list of county Board of Election websites that will tell you the Early Voting Locations: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/elections/electionsofficials/boeDirectory.aspx#dir
4) What will be on my ballot?
You should be able to find a sample ballot on your county Board of Elections website. There will be federal offices, state offices, judicial races, two state issues, and possibly local issues.
See the list of county Board of Elections websites here: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/elections/electionsofficials/boeDirectory.aspx#dir
|Ohio Secretary of State Elections Division |
180 East Broad Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) SOS-OHIO (767-6446) x2
TTY: (614) 728-3295
TTY Toll-free: (877) TTY-OHIO (889-6446)
|Cuyahoga County Board of Elections |
2925 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115