When is the next election?

The next election is the Primary Election, on September 14th, 2021.

Before the general election, there is a selection process to determine which candidates will appear on the ballot. These elections are called the primary.

In national primaries, voters select the the candidate of their choice from a pool of candidates within the same political party (Republicans, Democrats, etc.).


In Cleveland, the primaries are non-partisan, meaning the top two highest vote-getters win the Primary and move onto the General.


Anyone can vote in a Primary as long as you're registered by August 17! The 2021 Primary is September 14th.


Where is Ward 12?

Ward 12 consists of parts of:

  • Old Brooklyn,
  • Slavic Village,
  • Brooklyn Centre,
  • and Tremont.


You can view a more detailed map here.


Register to vote or update voter registration

If you have not yet registered to vote or need to update your voter registration, you can do so online or in person

Online: Follow this link to go to the Secretary of State website where you can register to vote online

In-Person: There are several options to register in person.

  1. Call the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at 216-443-VOTE (8683) for a Voter Registration Card to be mailed to you. Complete the form then mail it back to the Board of Elections.
  2. You can register in-person at nearby locations like schools or libraries. To view the entire list, click here.
  3. Contact our team and we will personally send somebody out to help you register to vote.

Important dates

Register to vote in the primary by: August 16, 2021

Absentee voting in the primary starts: August 17, 2021

Early in-person primary voting starts: TBD

Primary Election Day: September 14th, 2021

General Election voter registration deadline: October 4, 2021

General election absentee voting starts: October 5, 2021

Early in-person general election voting starts: TBD

General Election Day: November 2, 2021


What's on my ballot?

You can vote for Cleveland's next mayor and your member of City Council in the upcoming municipal elections. You can view your complete sample ballot here. All you need to enter is the election date (September 14th) and the City (Cleveland).


Where do I vote?

Ward 12 has 7 polling locations that are open only on election day — September 14 and November 2.

You can only vote at your assigned polling location. Enter your address here to find out where you vote.


What do I need in order to vote?

  • A current and valid photo identification (such as Ohio driver license card, state ID card, government ID). Photo identification must show name and current address (except that Ohio driver license or State ID card does not need to show current address if the address in the poll book is current); or
  • a military identification that shows the voter’s name (does not need to show address); or
  • copy of a current (within the last 12 months) utility bill (including cell phone bill), bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document (including from a public college or university) that shows the voter’s name and current address.

Voters who do not provide one of these documents will still be able to vote by casting a provisional ballot.


Can I Vote By Mail?

Yes! Voting by mail is a great way to vote a local election. That way you can securely and safely vote from home. In Ohio, you do not need a reason to vote by mail. It is open to everybody.


To vote by mail you must fill out a "Vote by Mail Ballot Application". Go to the Board of Elections webpage to have one sent to you.


If you decide to request a ballot to vote by mail, you must vote by mail. If you go in person to vote on election day with an outstanding vote-by-mail ballot, you will only be able to vote provisionally.

Outdoor voter registration with one person leaning over a table to fill out a form and two women, including Rebecca Maurer, helping with voter registration sign up in a Cleveland Ward 12 neighborhood.
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