Elections FAQs

Click on the Underlined Titles to go to the Cuyahoga County Board of Election website for more information on each subject.


  Register to vote

Voters must be registered in Cuyahoga County in order to vote in any election. In order to vote in Cuyahoga County, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a United States Citizen;
  • You must be at least 18 years old on the day of the General Election;
  • You must be a resident of Cuyahoga County for at least 30 days;
  • You must register to vote at least 30 days before an election to be eligible to vote.
  • 17 year old residents can register and vote in a Primary Election if they will be 18 on or before the General Election. 17-year-olds can vote for candidates only.

  Vote by Mail/Absentee

Any qualified Ohio voter whose registration information is up to date may request and vote a Vote by Mail / Absentee ballot without stating a reason.

  Where do I vote?

You vote in the precinct in which you reside. You will receive a postcard that will notify you of your ward and/or precinct and voting location. If you have moved, but have not updated your voter registration, call the Voter Information Hotline at 216-443-3298 for your new precinct and voting location.
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