Make Your Vote Count And Your Voice Heard
This November 6th is Election day! I can’t think of a more important election to make your voice heard than this one. We all know that women and men were imprisoned, tortured and died fighting for the right to vote. Suffrage activist Alice Paul, civil rights activists Rev. George Lee, Fannie Lou Hammer and thousands of everyday people turned activists, risked their lives to assure the right to vote for all who were denied or disenfranchised from access to the ballot box. Recent backwards policy actions have included a purge of voters from the registration rolls, voter ID laws and other barriers placed in front of people to make it more difficult to cast a ballot. On the brighter side, here in Ohio we do have early voting which extends the ability of a registered voter to cast a ballot from October 10th until Election day, November 6th to better accommodate work schedules and actually make it easier for people to vote.
I appreciate the time many have taken to educate themselves on the candidates and issues, volunteer for campaigns (including mine-thanks!) and lend a hand to neighbors and friends to make sure our votes are cast. It is no secret that I am a Democrat and plan to vote the full Democratic ticket, one that I believe is a vote in support of hard-working families, good schools and safe communities. In this most important election I hope you will make a plan to either vote early or on Election day--November 6th. If we want to ensure that our democracy continues and leave a legacy to our children, we must make our voices heard by making our vote count. I can think of no better homage to the women and men who sacrificed all so that we may enjoy the responsibility of voting.
Nickie J. Antonio
State Rep 13
Cuyahoga County Board of Elections schedule for 2018 General Election
For the November 6, 2018 General Election, here are the Early Voting Hours at the Board of Elections, 2925 Euclid Ave, Cleveland 44115; 216-443-VOTE (8683):
10/9/2018 - Close of Voter Registration
10/10/2018 - Opening of Vote by Mail (Absentee) voting
11/3/2018 - 12:00 noon -
Deadline for applications by mail for an absentee ballot to be mailed
11/5/2018 - Voting in person at the Board of Elections ends
11/5/2018 - All Vote by Mail/Absentee ballots mailed anywhere in the U.S. must be postmarked on or before this date and received at the Board of Elections on or before 11/16/2018 in order to be counted.
11/6/2018 - All overseas Vote by Mail ballots must be signed and submitted for mailing by 12:01 AM EDT on or before this date and received on or before 11/16/2018 in order to be counted.
11/6/2018 - 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Election Day - Provisional voting at the Board of Elections
11/6/2018 - All Vote by Mail/Absentee ballots returned in person must be received at the Board of Elections by 7:30 p.m. in order to be counted.
State Representative Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) is honored to be serving her fourth term in the Ohio House of Representatives. House District 13 includes the city of Lakewood in its entirety and parts of Cleveland’s West Side neighborhoods.
State Representative Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) is honored to be serving her fourth term in the Ohio House of Representatives. House District 13 includes the city of Lakewood in its entirety and parts of Cleveland’s West Side neighborhoods. Representative Antonio is a civic-minded public servant who is concerned with the quality of life of those around her and has been a social justice advocate working for human rights and equality for all people for more than two decades. Antonio is an alumna of the Harvard Kennedy School Senior and Executive Leadership program for State and Local governments. The first in her family to graduate from college, Antonio holds a Master of Public Administration Degree from the Maxine Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from CSU. She is a graduate of Lutheran West High School located in Rocky River, Ohio. Antonio currently serves as Ranking Member of the Health Committee. She also serves on the Finance Committee, Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education, the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee and the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee. Rep. Antonio is a member of the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus—previously serving as chair—and is the state director for the Women Legislators’ Lobby. Rep. Antonio was also a member of the Democratic Leadership and served as the Minority Whip. Daughters Ariel and Stacey, both Lakewood High School graduates, have made Rep. Antonio and wife Jean Kosmac very proud as the girls engage in their post-secondary pursuits.