VOTERS RECEIVE OVER 20,000 BALLOTS IN THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE MAY 6, 2014 PRIMARY ELECTION
Vote by Mail and early voting at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections got underway on Tuesday and already about 20,000 ballots have been sent to voters.
Pat McDonald, Director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections said “I am excited by the early interest in voting by mail that is illustrated by the high number of ballot applications we have received to date. We expect the number of ballot applications to spike again when the political campaigns and parties conduct their application mailings to voters later this month.”
The Board of Elections estimates that voter turnout will be up to 30% for the May Primary Election, with about 250,000 ballots cast, of that number, about 100,000 votes are expected by mail. “I would not be surprised if the number grows to half of all ballots cast by mail for this election,” said McDonald.
Voters have until May 3rd to request a Vote by Mail ballot. Ballot applications are available on the Board of Elections website: www.443vote.com, by calling the Board of Elections at 216-443-VOTE (8683) and at all public libraries.
Over 95 people have voted early at the Board of Elections since early voting opened on Tuesday. The Board of Elections will be open for early voting until May 3rd.
Early voting days and hours:
Monday, April 7, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday, from April 8th through April 11, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday, from April 14th through May 2, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Board of Elections is located at 2915 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland.
For questions concerning Vote by Mail or early voting, visit the Board of Elections website: www.443vote.com, or call the Board of Elections at 216-443-VOTE (8683).