© 2024 Ideastream Public Media

1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(216) 916-6100 | (877) 399-3307

WKSU is a public media service licensed to Kent State University and operated by Ideastream Public Media.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
To contact us with news tips, story ideas or other related information, e-mail newsstaff@ideastream.org.

80,000 Cuyahoga County Voters Have A New Polling Place This November

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Director Anthony Perlatti explains how to confirm your changed polling location. [Afi Scruggs / ideastream]
Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Director Anthony Perlatti

More than 80,000 Cuyahoga County voters need to find their new polling location before the Nov. 5 general election

But a feature on the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website confirms where you should cast your ballot.

Polling locations have changed in 16 municipalities, including seven wards in Cleveland, said County Board of Elections Director Anthony Perlatti. North Royalton is particularly impacted, he said, because the high school is under renovation and not available for the city’s voters.

Although the Board mailed notifications of polling place changes, Perlatti urged all voters to confirm polling places on the “Where Do I Vote” section of the board’s website.

“You’re going to put in your house number, you put in your street name, and then you put in your municipality, and it tells you what the polling location is, as well as what the street address is,” he said.

Voters going to a former polling place will see signs with the name and location of the new site, Perlatti said.

Although Election Day is the first Tuesday in November, early voting started Oct. 8.

About 73,000 voters requested ballots by mail, Perlatti said. So far, 40 percent have been returned. All mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 4. They can also be dropped off at the Board of Elections by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. But no mail-in ballots can be submitted at polling locations on Election Day.

About 1,300 ballots have been cast at the Board of Elections office so far this year. The site is open for early voting from:

  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Nov. 1;
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2;
  • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3; and
  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4.

On Election Day, voters must cast ballots at the polls, which are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.