Checklist for Nov. 2 voting

Election Day is near – Tuesday, Nov. 2. Here’s a checklist for making sure you are ready to vote:

  • It’s too late to register or to change your name and address, so put a reminder on your phone or calendar to do these tasks early in the new year.
  • Decide whether you will vote by mail or in person.
  • If you are going to vote by mail, apply for a ballot NOW. (Go to Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website for the application form: Fill out the form and mail it back right away.)
  • Buy TWO 58-cent stamps: one to use to mail back your application and the other one to use to mail back your completed ballot.
  • If you want to vote in person, decide whether you will vote at your local polling place on Election Day or whether you will vote early at the Board of Elections office, 2925 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.  
  • Find the early voting schedule at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website:
  • Look up information about the candidates for school board and city council at, the national voter information site of the League of Women Voters.
  • Read candidate bios and answers to questions in the Oct. 5, 2021, issue of the Observer, available online at
  • Check to see if your mail-in ballot request has been received:
  • Complete your mail-in ballot, stamp it and put it in the mail. (It must be postmarked no later than Nov. 1, the day BEFORE election day. )


  • Complete your mail-in ballot and deliver it to the Board of Elections drop box at 2925 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, no later than 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. (A near relative may deliver this to the Board of Elections office on your behalf, but the list of approved relatives does not include a cousin or a son- or daughter-in-law. See list at

Janice Patterson

Member, Westlake/North Olmsted Chapter, League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland

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