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May 8, 2018 Primary Election

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, one state-wide issue, and various municipal, school and library issues on the ballot.
Three Ways to Vote
  • Vote early at the Board of Elections
  • Vote by mail
  • Vote on Election Day; polling hours are 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Choose Your Political Party
  • Voters have an opportunity to establish their party affiliation, change their party or become nonpartisan voters during this election. 
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Early Voting Going on Now at the Board of Elections

Did you know that you can vote early at the Board of Elections? Early voting is ideal for anyone who has a busy schedule, will be out of town on Election Day, or for those who simply like to plan ahead.
View Schedule & Learn More


There is Still Time to Vote by Mail

Let voting come to you! All voters are eligible to vote by mail. Ballot requests must be received by noon on May 5. Completed ballots must be postmarked on or before May 7, or they may be hand delivered to the Board of Elections by 7:30 p.m. election night.
Request My Ballot


What Happens When Elections Tie in Ohio?

According to the Ohio Secretary of State, since 2013 more than 140 elections have been decided by one vote – or tied! Did you know that tied elections are decided by a coin toss?
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Poll Workers Needed

Ever wonder what it would be like to help conduct an election? More than 4,000 people are needed on Election Day to help staff the polls, transport ballots and materials, and maintain political balance. Be part of history, support democracy, earn extra money, and have fun while doing it by becoming an Election Official. Your community needs you!
Learn More & Apply Today


Poll Worker Spotlights

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is fortunate to have many poll workers who return to work each election. We are pleased to recognize some of our long-time poll workers and share their favorite memories, motivation for returning election after election, and overall experience serving their communities in this vital role. Continue Reading


State Issue 1: Creates a Bipartisan, Public Process for Drawing Congressional Districts 

Ohioans will vote on State Issue 1 this May 8th. The Ohio Secretary of State has provided several resources to help voters better understand this issue to make an informed decision. This includes one video, full ballot language and arguments both for and against the issue.  Learn More


Join Our Team

We're hiring! Open positions include:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Temporary Election Clerk
View Job Descriptions & Apply


Sample Ballots Available 

Whether voting early or at the polls on Election Day, make sure you do your homework before casting your vote to make informed decisions. See what specific candidates and issues appear on your ballot in advance so you know exactly what you will be voting on this election.
View My Sample Ballot


Track Your Ballot with Voter Notify

Voting by mail? Sign up for Voter Notify to receive a text or email message:

  1. When your ballot is sent to you.
  2. When your ballot is received.
  3. If there's an issue with your ballot.

We'll also send you a reminder to return your ballot when the deadline is approaching. Over 17,000 voters in Cuyahoga County have already signed up. Learn More


Your Election Toolbox

Register to vote, find your polling location, view a sample ballot, update your address, track your ballot and more on our website: your election tool box!


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