Are You Registered to Vote in the March Presidential Primary Election

The Board of Elections is reminding voters to take advantage of their opportunity to join the political party of their choice or to be a nonpartisan voter by casting a ballot in this election.   In Ohio, the only method voters may utilize to establish or change their party affiliation is by voting in a partisan primary election.  People may choose to vote an issues only ballot if they prefer to be considered a nonpartisan voter.

The ballot choices for voters are: Democrat, Republican, Green, Issues Only, and other.

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Here is what is on the ballot for this important election: President of the United States, U.S. Senator and Congressional Representatives, Ohio House & Senate candidates, County Prosecutor and County Council candidates, Ohio Supreme Court and county judicial seats, Republican State and County Central Committee members, Green Party State and County Central Committee members, the (Cuyahoga) County Health and Human Services tax renewal, Municipal, township, and school levies.

All registered voters may enjoy the convenience of voting by mail.  Vote by Mail ballot applications are available at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website:, by calling the Board of Elections at 216-443-VOTE (8683), or visiting the Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.  Ballot applications are also available at all public libraries.

Voters residing in Summit County should contact the Summit County Board of Elections online at or by calling (330) 643-5200. The Summit County Board of Elections is located at  470 Grant St, Akron.

Early voting (absentee) begins February 17, 2016 in Ohio.  New voters must be registered by February 16, 2016, to vote in the Primary Election.


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