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Election Board Seeks Workers for November 6th Election

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections LogoThe Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is seeking election officials for the November 6th, 2018 General Election “to help staff the polls, transport ballots and materials, and maintain political balance.”  To apply, complete the online application or call 216-443-3277.

By the way, the deadline to register to vote for the November 6th, 2018 General Election in the state of Ohio is 9pm EST, Tuesday, October 9th, 2018.  You can register to vote and/or update your voter registration address at the Ohio Secretary of State Online Voter Registration System.  Ohio residents can also register to vote at numerous Ohio License Bureau offices, government agencies, libraries, and schools – see this list.

Cuyahoga County Now Using Electronic Pollbooks

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections logoIf you will be voting in the 9/12/17 Primary Election in Cuyahoga County, and have not voted since before the 5/2/17 Primary Election, you will see a new feature at the polls.  Electronic pollbooks were tested in many precincts for the 5/2/17 Primary Election, but electronic pollbooks will be used throughout all of Cuyahoga County for the 9/12/17 Primary Election.  Electronic pollbooks are handheld tablets used to check in voters, and each electronic pollbook has the record of every voter in the county.  Poll workers can check in voters by scanning the voter’s driver’s license or state ID, or by doing a manual name search.  [Voters must provide proof of identify when checking in – see the Ohio Secretary of State voter Identification Requirements page.]  Each electronic pollbook is synced to other units at the polling location – when a voter checks in on one unit, all units at that location are updated.  For additional information, see the Cuyahoga County Electronic Poll Books page and Electronic Pollbook Training Videos page.