Cuyahoga County Board of Elections releases 4 ways to receive a vote-by-mail application

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Posted at 6:54 AM, Apr 01, 2020

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — Since the Presidential Primary Election originally scheduled for March 17 has been extended to April 28, the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is reminding voters that voting is now vote-by-mail only.

"Dealing with the pandemic and there’s a lot of unknowns with it, people do need to exercise their right to vote so I don’t want them [public] to lose sight of that because there are important things on this ballot that they should exercise their right to vote. We are trying to make it as easy as possible by limiting contact with the outside," said Tony Perlatti, director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

There are four methods to receive a vote-by-mail application:

  • Go the board’s website to complete a ballot application form by entering your name and birthday. Print and complete the ballot application and mail it to the board of elections. This is the recommended method because it creates a personalized ballot application that includes a barcode, which minimizes time it takes to process the application.
  • Go to the board website and enter your name and birthday. Ask the board to mail you a ballot application. Complete the application and sent it back to the board.
  • Call the board at 216-443-8683 and ask for a vote-by-mail application.
  • Visit the administration building at 2925 Euclid Avenue. The building is closed to the public but there is an area just inside the back door where people can complete and submit their ballot application.

The board of elections will begin mailing ballots in the coming days. There will be no postage that is required when mailing voted ballots back to the board.