Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Here’s a summary of how Brecksville residents voted in the 2012 presidential election.
About 68.7 percent of Cuyahoga County residents cast their ballots for Barack Obama for president on Tuesday, according to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, but it was a different story in Brecksville. In Brecksville, more residents wanted Republican candidate Mitt Romney to be the country’s next president. According to the board, about 79.1 percent of Brecksville’s registered voters cast a ballot in Tuesday’s election. Here’s a look at the unofficial numbers from the board’s website: And there were 11 write-ins—it does not say who they were. For more:
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
No major problems experienced in five Northeast Ohio counties; expect lines at some polling locations.
Ohio voters are heading to the polls today in droves under sunny, blue skies and there are essentially no Election Day problems being reported in five Ohio counties that are home to Patch websites. Stark County Jeanette Mullane, deputy director of the Stark County Board of Elections, said all 160 polling locations in the county opened on time this morning and have seen a steady stream of electors. “It’s been consistent voting all morning, which is what’s expected during a presidential election year,” she said. Stark County’s touch-screen voting machines are all operational and ready for use, said Mullane. But even if some weren’t, it wouldn’t be an issue for long. “Sometimes the machines get paper jams or other things that can be taken …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
You’ll be joining quite a few Brecksville voters, but you’ll have to hurry—absentee ballots must be sent by Monday.
If you’re planning to vote by mail in November’s election, you’re not alone. According to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, 4,164 vote-by-mail ballots had been requested in Brecksville as of Friday, and 3,175 of them had already been returned. That means that almost 30 percent of Brecksville’s 10,680 registered voters (according to the board) have already cast their ballot. Republicans had requested and returned the most, so far. Brecksville residents have requested 1,599 Republican ballots and returned 1,318. Democrats have asked for 1,309 and returned 1,052. And 1,240 nonpartisan ballots have been requested. Just 794 have been returned so far. Only 16 minor party ballots have been requested, and 11 have been returned. If you’d…
Monday, September 10, 2012
For more election news, make sure to check out our special Voter Guide.
Cuyahoga County residents have just about one more month to make sure their voter registration is up-to-date if they want to vote in the election in November. According to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections’ website, registration for the Nov. 6 election ends on Oct. 9. Early voting and voting by absentee ballot begin on Oct. 2. Individuals can check their voter registration status on the board’s website. Make sure to bookmark and check our 2012 Voter Guide for the latest news on voting deadlines, candidate visits and more from now until November. And if you want to share your thoughts on the election—or anything else political—start a blog on Brecksville Patch. The blogs are open to anyone and can cover whatever topics interest you. …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Returned Absentee Ballots Also Lower Than the 2008 Presidential Primary
Election officials in Cuyahoga, Lake, Stark and Portage counties say voter turnout for Super Tuesday's presidential primary has been anything but super. "So far, we have a 1.5 percent voter turnout based on our samplings of the polling places throughout Cuyahoga County," said Jane Platten, director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland. "Usually, the samplings are pretty much on target. We don’t have a lot of voters out there yet. But I’m hoping that with the good weather and some generated interested throughout the day, we will get a higher turnout." Voters who declare a party at the polls are deciding which candidates will represent their party in races in the November general election. In addition to the Republican …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Voters must request a ballot to vote by mail.
Just a reminder: Voting by mail for the March 6, 2012 election begins today. According to a press release, the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections will now begin mailing vote by mail ballots to anyone who has requested them. Voters will not receive an absentee ballot unless they request it from the board. Ballot applications can be downloaded online or requested by calling (216) 443-3298. You can also pick up an application at your local library. Anyone can vote using a vote by mail ballot in Ohio. You do not need a reason. According to the release, residents may also vote early at the Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, beginning today. The board is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The board will …
Friday, January 20, 2012
When two Ohio primary elections are scrapped in favor of one, county boards of elections find a confusing situation.
All will be ready when overseas voting starts on Jan. 21, despite some elections board workers having to scramble a bit in the last week or so. That's because a controversial U.S. congressional redistricting plan wasn't finalized until early January. It all began with the 2010 U.S. Census. Population loss resulted in Ohio losing two Congressional seats, from 18 to 16. Plans began for redrawing Congressional district in time for the March 6, 2012 primary. Under threat of a referendum, the state Legislature created a bill that allowed for two primaries; one in March for state representatives and on in June for U.S. Congress and the president. On Dec. 14, Ohio lawmakers brokered a deal to accept a revised congressional map and a March 6 …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Applications are available online or over the phone.
The March primary election is still a few months away, but the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is already accepting applications for poll workers. According to a press release, the board will hire nearly 6,000 poll workers for the March 6 election. Each poll worker will earn $172.10 for his or her day. Interested individuals can apply over the phone by calling 216-443-3277 or filling out an application online. Poll workers will be required to complete training before heading to work on Election Day. For more information about the March 6 election, visit the board’s website.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Board of Election official says general elections typically attract a higher amount of traffic.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 7 to be counted.
If you’re planning to vote by mail in the Nov. 8 election but haven’t sent your ballots back yet, you still have a few days. According to a press release from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 7 – the day before Election Day. Anything that the board receives after that won’t be counted. If you forget to mail your ballot, you can turn it in on Election Day at the Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. The press release notes that voters can’t drop off absentee ballots at their local voting location. Check here for some more election reminders. Want to learn more about the issues and candidates? Check our Election Central page or try out our voter guide.