(Cleveland) – The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is reminding people who wish to Vote by Mail that they must submit their ballot applications.  Vote by Mail applications must arrive by mail, or be hand delivered to the Board of Elections by Saturday, September 5, 2009 at noon. 


The advantages of voting by mail include:


  • Convenient and saves time
  • Study the ballot in the privacy of your own home
  • Not missing the election because of work or time constraints
  • No worries about going to the incorrect voting location or voting in the incorrect precinct

Precinct changes have been made in all of the cities involved with the election and many voters will have new voting locations.  Voting by mail will assure voters that they have cast their ballot in the correct precinct.


The following municipalities are participating in the September 8, 2009 Primary Election:


  • Cleveland  

  • Lakewood


  • Solon    
    (Wards 4 & 6 only)

  • Broadview Heights (Wards 1 & 2 only)

  • Brook Park            
    (Democratic Primary, Wards 1 & 3 only)

  • Rocky River           
    (Republican Party Primary)


Vote by Mail ballot applications may be obtained in person at the Board of Elections located at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, at any branch of the public library system, or through the Board’s website:


  • Voters who already have their ballots but have not returned them are encouraged to mail their voted ballots to the Board of Elections as soon as possible to avoid missing the election deadline.  Voted ballots can not be dropped off at a polling location.

Deadlines for the return of voted ballots:


  • Voted ballots mailed in the United States must be postmarked by September 7, 2009 and received at the Board of Elections on or before September 18, 2009.
  • Voted ballots may be delivered in person to the Board of Elections by 7:30 P.M. on September 8, 2009.