Voting information provided for March 6 primary election
Vote by Mail and early voting at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections for the March 6 Primary Election opens Jan. 31. The Board of Elections will begin mailing ballots to voters who have submitted Vote by Mail ballot applications and voters will be able to begin voting early at the Board of Elections starting on Jan. 31.
The Board of Elections will not automatically mail ballot applications to voters for this election; if you with to vote by mail you must request a ballot.
“We are encouraging voters to continue to take advantage of the convenience of voting by mail,” said Jane Platten, Director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. During the last Ppresidential primary election one of the worst ice storms in history slammed the area with snow, sleet, and freezing rain. “Vote by Mail allows voters to cast their ballots from the warmth and comfort of their homes and they don’t have to worry about weather or lines at the polls,” said Platten. It also gives voters extra time to study the candidates and issues.
To request a ballot application visit: www.boe.cuyahogacounty.us, or call 216-443-3298. Vote by Mail ballot applications are also available at all public libraries.
The Board of Elections is open for early voting between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Board of Elections is located at 2925 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Voters can vote early from January 31 through March 2. The Board will also be open for early voting on the following weekends:
- Sat., Feb. 18 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 from noon-5 p.m.
- Sat., Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 from noon-5 p.m.
Hand-delivered ballot applications must be returned by 6 p.m. on March 2. Ballot applications that are returned by mail must be received by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections by noon on March 3.
The voter registration and change of address deadline for the March 6 primary election was Feb. 6.
Voters may call (216) 443-3298 with Vote by Mail and registration questions. For additional information concerning the March 6 primary election visit the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website: www.boe.cuyahogacounty.us.
Mike West is the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Media and Voter Education Specialist.