On this Election Day 2019, check your polling location before heading to the polls in Ohio

Posted at 6:00 AM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 09:20:41-05

CLEVELAND — Tuesday is Election Day across the country and here in Ohio polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Turnout is expected to be in the 25-30 percent range in Cuyahoga County with pockets of heavier participation in areas where there are contested races.

Voters heading to the polls though should be aware of changes to some polling locations. In 2019 the Board of Elections made voting changes in 16 municipalities that included 7 City of Cleveland Wards. The changes impacted over 80,000 voters. “We need to get the word out that it is very important for people to confirm their polling location before they go to vote,” said Anthony Perlatti, Director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

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The Board has mailed all affected voters a Voter Location Notification Card and they have also received a Voter Guide in the mail. “However, we know from past experience that some folks overlook these notifications. Thousands of voters who are subject to these changes have not cast a ballot since last November so we are asking all voters to confirm their voting information to avoid any confusion on Election Day,” said Perlatti.

No matter where they live in the state, voters can check their polling locations by clicking on the Ohio Secretary of State's voter lookup below:

Ohio Polling place location look-up.

They can click on their county, enter their address and receive the location of their polling place and directions if needed.