4WARD TO THE FUTURE
Democracy Ain't Free
An informed and active electorate is the small price we pay for a democratic society. Ask yourself: "What keeps me up at night?" Chances are that at least one of those things is tied to the ballot box and the quality of our elected representatives. *
Some of the most profound hashtags that have defined the first two decades of the 21st Century---#Blacklivesmatter, #metoo, #raiseupcleveland #Ican'tbreathe---are directly related to if and how you vote.
Over the next twenty years, let's pledge, as a community, to pay our dues to Democracy by voting in every election and then paying attention to how our elected officials are---or are not---promoting our best interests. Ask yourself, "What will be our hashtags moving forward?"
#Blackvotesmatter #everyvotecounts #vote4yourlife
* For an easy guide to who does what in City of Cleveland government, check out Electors of Cleveland website: https://www.electorsofcleveland.org/neighborhood-intel
VOTE BY MAIL TIPS
Your best bet is to hand deliver your completed ballot curbside to a Cuyahoga County Board of Elections (BOE) drop box at either 30th & Euclid or 30th & Chester during business hours. After hours, you can pull up to the drop box in the BOE parking lot. (Chester drop box is only open during business hours.)
If you drop your ballot, follow the envelope directions, but no postage is needed.
For a free ride to the board of elections to drop your ballot call VoterDrive Cleveland at 216-294-4261or email them at
If you can't do that, take your ballot to a post office window and make sure it has a post mark on it while you are still there. In the March 2017 primary, many mail-in ballots were disqualified because the envelope had no postmark. Cleveland ballots need 70 cents.
Mail your ballot no later than October 19th because of expected mail delays from the volume of mail-in ballots and the Trump administration's cut backs in postal service.