CLEVELAND — Voters in seven Cuyahoga County municipalities will head to the polls on Tuesday for the Primary Election. Below we've compiled a guide that features every important question you might have about Tuesday's primary. Happy voting!
WHEN IS PRIMARY ELECTION DAY?
Tuesday, September 14.
WHEN ARE THE POLLS OPEN?
The polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Remember, you are still permitted to vote as long as you're in line before the polls close at 7:30 p.m.
HOW DO I REGISTER TO VOTE?
The deadline to register for this primary was August 16. Sorry.
WHERE IS MY POLLING PLACE?
You can find your polling location HERE.
WHAT RACES ARE ON THE BALLOT?
Seven cities in Cuyahoga County are having primaries on Tuesday. Here are the races:
- Bay Village: City Council Ward 3
- Cleveland: Mayor, City Council Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 17
- Cleveland Heights: Mayor (Cleveland Heights is moving from a City Manager form of government and will be electing a mayor for the first time in its history)
- East Cleveland: Mayor (Democratic primary only)
- Garfield Heights: Mayor, City Council Ward 6
- Lakewood: City Council At-large, Municipal Court judge
- Solon: City Council Ward 4
CLICK HERE to see a sample of your local ballot so you can study up before the results start coming in.
WHO IS RUNNING FOR CLEVELAND MAYOR?
There are seven candidates on the ballot:
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CLEVELAND MAYORAL RACE AFTER THE PRIMARY ELECTION?
Tuesday's Cleveland Mayoral Primary Election is non-partisan, with the top two vote-getters moving on to the November General Election.
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CANDIATES BEFORE I VOTE?
3News' Mark Naymik and Sara Shookman spoke with six of the seven candidates in-depth about issues ranging from crime and police reform, to the economy, and much more in our "Leading the Land" series. Click on the below links for more:
- Leading The Land: In-depth conversations with the Cleveland mayoral candidates
- Leading The Land: Cleveland's mayoral candidates tackle crime and safety
- Leading The Land: Cleveland mayoral candidates spell out how they'll drive the city's economic recovery
- Leading The Land: Lightning round of questions with Cleveland's mayoral candidates
WHAT FORM OF ID SHOULD I BRING SO I CAN VOTE?
You need to have a form of ID with you to cast a ballot on election day. Acceptable forms of identification are listed HERE.
WHAT IF I FORGET MY ID?
You can cast a provisional ballot by providing your Ohio driver's license or state identification number OR the last four digits of your Social Security number. Once the information is reviewed and verified by the board of elections, your ballot will be counted.
But... There's more...
"If you do not provide one of the above documents or your driver’s license/state identification number or the last four digits of your Social Security number at the precinct, you will still be able to vote using a provisional ballot," according to the Ohio Secretary of State site. "However, in order for that ballot to be counted, you must return to the board of elections no later than seven days following Election Day to provide a qualifying form of identification."