Vote By Mail Applications Are On The Way To Voters

A total of 715,995 Vote by mail applications will soon be arriving in mailboxes for the May 4, 2010 Primary Election. The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections will begin mailing applications on March 16, 2010.

Voter interest in the May 4, 2010 Primary Election is expected to be high. Voters will cast ballots for US Senate, US House of Representatives, state offices, including Governor, and Judicial Candidates. Voters will select Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, and Green Party State Central Committee Members, and Democratic, Libertarian, and Green Party voters will choose their County Central Committee Members. There are also 49 local, county, and state issues on the ballot and 1,293 candidates running for election in Cuyahoga County.

Election Officials are reminding voters to pay close attention to exactly what type of ballot they request.

Voters who submit their application will establish, maintain, or change their party affiliation. Voters must indicate their choice of a Democratic, Republican, Green, Libertarian, Constitution, Socialist, or an Issues Only ballot. Issues Only voters are considered Non-Partisan.

Voters are also advised:

  • To return their ballot promptly. Waiting until the last minute can force voters to make the trip to the Board of Elections to drop off their ballots on Election Day. Ballots must be postmarked on or before May 3, 2010. Ballots cannot be dropped off at a voting location on Election Day.
  • To use the Vote by Mail ballot they have requested. Voting on Election Day after requesting a Vote by Mail ballot means the voter will have to vote a provisional ballot.
Voters may also obtain ballot applications from the Board of Elections website, or by calling the Voter Information Hotline at 216-443-3298.

Ballots will be mailed to voters after March 30, 2010.

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 8:17 AM, 03.24.2010