November 8, 2016 General Election information:

Voters can cast their ballot NOW by mail or in person at the board of elections.
See information below:

Vote-by-mail application form available online (click here)
Detailed general election calendar, including early voting hours  (click here)
Voter guides (click here)
Candidate forums (videos are available) (click here)

Volunteer to help support voters in the 2016 elections

We welcome the help of both League members and non-members.

Volunteer for Election Protection (click here)

Support voters’ rights on Election Day. Election Protection Volunteers are the first line of defense against suppression tactics, confusing laws, malfunctioning equipment, long lines, and other impediments to voters’ making themselves heard.

To learn more about Election Protection click here.

Help NOVA get voters “to the polls” by way of the mailbox (click here)

League partners with NOVA (Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates) to register and support voters, especially the underserved. Now that the voter registration deadline has passed, NOVA is continuing its work by encouraging the voters they registered to vote by mail.

Coming events:
West Side Public Policy Forums: Regionalism and the West Shore Communities
11/14/2016 at 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Lakewood Public Library Main Branch, 15425 Detroit Ave,
Lakewood , Ohio, 44107

The panel will discuss current initiatives in the delivery of services in Cuyahoga County, explore possibilities for future cooperation, and respond to audience comments and questions.

Janice Patterson will moderate. Panelists include:
Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County executive
Edward Kraus, Cuyahoga County regional coordinator
Mike Summers, Lakewood mayor
Pam Bobst, Rocky River mayor

Relationship between Cleveland Police and the Community
11/15/2016 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus, 11038 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio, 44106

Across America say cities are reinvesting in community policing to rebuild trust between police departments and the communities they protect. We take a look at what Cleveland is already doing, where the department is headed and what it’s learned in the past two years, which have been among the most eventful in the police department’s history.

Mark Naymik, metro reporter, will moderate. Panelists include:
Blaine A. Griffen, executive director, community relations, City of Cleveland
Wayne Drummond, deputy chief, Cleveland Police Department
Dr. Rhonda Williams, director, Social Justice Institute, Case Western Reserve University

Sports Financing in Cleveland: What Will They Want Next?
11/17/2016 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Heights Libraries, Main Branch, 2345 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 44118

Should the taxpayer be responsible for financing sports stadiums, training facilities, etc? Or should the owners of the teams be required to maintain the venues out of their own profits?
Peter Krouse, editorial writer, will moderate.

Panelists include:
Len Komoroski, CEO, Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena
Peter G. Pattakos, lawyer, sports fan and vocal opponent of the “sin tax”
Jack Schron, Cuyahoga County Council member for District 6

Primary Systems: What are the Choices for Ohio?
11/19/2016 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Parma Snow Branch CCPL, 2121 Snow Rd
Parma, OH, 44134

Dr. Vladimir Kogan, assistant professor, Ohio State University Dept. of Political Science, will discuss alternatives to Ohio’s current primary system – options that might lead to more competitive elections.

Donate to League:

Donations to The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland Education Fund are tax-deductible and provide important support for voter and civic education programs, including much of League’s voter service work that provides nonpartisan candidate information during the election season. To make an online donation to the Education Fund click here.

Donations to The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, while not tax-deductible, are important for keeping dues low, promoting membership growth, and supporting direct advocacy. To make an online donation to LWV of Greater Cleveland click here.