Westlake LWV to hold voter registration events
National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, Sept. 25, gives residents of Westlake, Bay Village and any surrounding suburb a chance to make sure they will be ready to vote on Nov. 6.
Members and friends of the Westlake-North Olmsted chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland will be in Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, between 9 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. using paper, ballpoint pens and internet websites to provide individual look-ups. Citizens can check to see whether or not they are already registered. If their names are not found on the 2018 voter rolls, they can fill out registration forms using either a current Ohio driver's license or the last four digits of their Social Security number.
Those who are already registered but need to change their name or address can do this at the library as well. They will need a valid Ohio driver's license or Social Security number.
Any registered voter can sign up on Tuesday, Sept. 25, to request a mail-in ballot for the November general election.
The League will be using a new look-up technique this year called “Verify Your Vote” that is based on capturing a QR code with a smartphone. The code transfers the viewer to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office for next steps of verifying and registering, as needed.
The Westlake-North Olmsted chapter is offering this service especially to help citizens who would like some assistance. We know a lot of people are confused by the voting rules or do not own computers or smartphones.
Citizens can register to vote and change their registration records at any public library during business hours. Tuesday, Oct. 9, is the last day for doing this in time to vote in November. Registration is also available at state drivers’ license bureaus. Or voters can simply do this on their own by entering a shortcut – 433 VOTE – in their computer or phone browser, to link directly to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
The Westlake-North Olmsted chapter of the League of Women Voters will also be offering voter lookups at several other dates and locations in the two cities it serves, as follows:
- Tuesday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-noon, and 4-8 p.m., North Olmsted Recreation Center
- Wednesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-noon, North Olmsted Recreation Center
- Thursday, Sept. 27, 7-8:45 p.m., North Olmsted Branch Library
- Saturday, Sept. 29, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Great Northern Mall Dining Court, North Olmsted
- Monday, Oct. 1, 5-7:30 p.m., Westlake Recreation Center
- Saturday, Oct. 6, 1:30-4:45 p.m., Westlake Porter Public Library.
Member of Westlake/North Olmsted chapter of the League of Women Voters.