Because of the coronavirus restrictions, voting by mail in Ohio has been extended to April 28. Anyone who is registered to vote can still support Issue 27 by completing your application for a ballot and sending a completed ballot to the Board of Elections.
Step One: Please call the Board of Elections at (216) 443-8683 to request a ballot application or visit www.443vote.us to request a vote-by-mail ballot application. Step Two: When you receive your application, please complete it and mail it back immediately to the Board of Elections so you can receive your ballot OR you can return it to the mail slot at the Fordyce Building at 651 East 222nd St. and a volunteer will deliver it to the Board of Elections for you. This volunteer service will be available until April 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM. You may drop off a ballot application at the Board of Election until April 25, 2020. Frequently Asked Questions Q: How do I request a ballot? A: It’s simple! Please call (216) 443-8683. After the Board answers, press 3 on your phone and then you will be able to request a ballot. You can also visit www.443vote.us and click the “Vote by mail ballot application” picture. From there, click the red “Click here” link and enter your last name and date of birth. The Board of Elections will then mail you an application. Complete the application and return it to the Board of Elections to receive your ballot. Q: I requested my ballot over a week ago. I’ve been looking for it. When can I expect it? A: If your ballot hasn’t arrived yet, keep checking daily by calling (216) 443-8683 or by visiting www.443vote.us and clicking “Track My Ballot”. The Board of Elections began mailing ballots to voters on April 3rd. Q: I misplaced my ballot. Can I request another ballot? A: If you’ve misplaced your ballot, you can call the Board of Elections at (216) 443-8683 and they will provide you with instructions on how to get a replacement ballot. Q: When is the last day I can request a vote-by-mail ballot? A: We recommend that you request your ballot immediately to ensure your vote counts, but the deadline to request your Vote-by-Mail ballot is April 25. After receiving your ballot, you must be sure to complete it and postmark it by April 27 OR take it to the dropbox at the Cuyahoga Board of Elections before 7:30 pm on April 28 for your vote to be counted. Q: I have a disability. How can I vote in the election if it is only a vote-by-mail election? A: The Board of Elections will provide alternative voting options for people with disabilities. To see if you qualify, or if an exception can be made for you, call the Board of Elections at (216) 443-8683. Q: When must I return my ballot? A: Your ballot must be postmarked by April 27 for your vote to count. Q: I already submitted a ballot before March 17. Do I need to vote again? A: If you have already returned your ballot, you do not need to request another ballot. Your vote will be counted. You can check to see if the Board of Elections has received your ballot by visiting boe.cuyahogacounty.us and clicking “Track My Ballot”. Enter your name and date of birth, and the Board of Elections will inform you if your ballot has been received. Q: You mentioned Issue 27. How should I vote on Issue 27? A: Issue 27 provides our educators and our schools with the necessary resources to provide quality education to our students. Issue 27 will allow our schools to continue the academic progress we’ve been experiencing over the past few years. Please vote FOR issue 27 when you mail in your ballot. Thank you!