Be Election Ready for the November 8 General Election

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On November 8th, voters will elect the next President of the United States of America. There also candidates for the U.S. and Ohio Senate, U.S. Congress and State House of Representatives. This Election year also features County Council candidates, judicial seats, the Ohio Supreme Court, and State School Board members. There are also important issues on the ballot in both Cuyahoga and Summit counties.

The voter registration deadline for Ohio is October 11th.  Voters who have moved or changed their name since they last voted need to complete and return a new Voter Registration Card on or before this deadline. Go here to learn more about how to register to vote.

All Ohio registered voters will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot application from the Ohio Secretary of State–but voters do not have to wait for this mailing. Vote by Mail ballot applications are available in Cuyahoga County at the Board of Elections website www.443VOTE.com, by calling the Board of Elections at 216-443-VOTE (8683), and at all public libraries. Applications for Summit County can be found at www.summitcountyboe.com/, or by calling (330) 643-5200.

Early voting at the Board of Elections in both counties begins on October 12th. Early voting dates and hours are available on the Board of Elections websites.

It is important for all voters to be prepared to cast their ballots. Sample ballots are also available on the Board of Elections websites.

No matter what method you use to vote, it’s important to make your voice heard. Remember: If real estate is your profession, then politics is your business. Learn more about the issues that affect our business at the Realtor Action Center or ACAR’s Advocacy Page.

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