Protect your right to vote!

Cuyahoga County purged over 38,000 voter registration records on July 17. Was yours one? Check to ensure you are still eligible to vote. While you're there, verify your address and polling place. This is particularly important if you do not vote regularly or if you have moved since 2007.

Students and young adults who move frequently are especially encouraged to verify their registration and address. A new address, even within the same city, may place you in a different precinct or ward, and it may change your polling place.

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 requires that each state remove ineligible voters from the rolls. Every two years, Ohio mails confirmation cards to inactive voters and those who have filed change of address cards with the Post Office. People whose cards are undeliverable or not returned are placed on a list to be purged four years later.

You can always update your registration by completing a new voter registration card, available at your local library and city hall. You can update your address and check your polling location at

The deadline to register for Bay Village's primary election is August 12. The deadline for the general election is October 7.

Please vote! It is not just your right. It is your responsibility.

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Volume 5, Issue 15, Posted 9:51 AM, 07.23.2013