Consider Voting by Mail!
It is so convenient!
- Request a VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT. If you have not received your vote-by-mail ballot and it’s more than 4-5 days since you signed up for vote-by-mail, or if you have misplaced your ballot, call the Board of Elections (216-443-8683) and ask them to send you another ballot.
- Track your ballot by signing up for VoterNotify.
- If you have received a Vote by Mail ballot and you go to your polling place on election day, you will be asked to vote a provisional ballot, so make sure to mail in or drop off your ballot!
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TIPS ON HOW TO BE SURE YOUR VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT IS OK
If you have received your vote-by-mail ballot:
- Open the envelope. There are two envelopes and your ballot.
- Open the ballot.
- Fill in the ovals next to the persons or issues you want to vote for.
- Please fill out the whole ballot. Items further down on the ballot are the most important in our daily lives.
- When you are done voting, place your ballot in the small security envelope that will keep your votes confidential. Seal the envelope!
- Next, carefully fill in ALL the yellow highlighted sections on the small security envelope. Remember to sign and date it!
- Put the security envelope into the mailing envelope, which is addressed to the Board of Elections. The ballot envelope will tell you how many stamps you’ll need.
- Vote and mail in your ballot as soon as possible.
- Your ballot must be postmarked no later than November 5th.
- After November 1: Mail your ballot at the nearest post office or you can deliver it to the drop box behind the Board of Elections (30th & Euclid) no later than November 6. Stamps are not needed for that.
- You have until 8 p.m. November 6 (election day).
- Remember, you cannot deliver your mail-in ballot to your polling place.
- If you don’t mail or deliver your ballot on time, you will have to vote a provisional ballot at your polling place on election day. It is very difficult, so we don’t recommend it.