Three CH polling locations have moved; closed libraries are open for voting
UPDATE: According to the website of Ohio's secretary of state, Frank LaRosa (www.ohiosos.gov), legal steps are underway to move the state's primary election date from Tuesday, March 17, to Tuesday, June 2. The change of date requires either a legal order, or an act of the state legislature. As of 4:40 p.m. on Monday, March 16, there were no election date updates posted to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections (BOE) site (https://boe.cuyahogacounty.us), but a search of "What's on your ballot" at the voting information website Vote411 (www.vote411.org) for a Cleveland Heights precinct shows an election date of June 2.
[Editor's Note: It seems a change in voting date is likely, and is in process. For updates, please visit any of the websites posted within this article. Once the facts of a change are announced, along with alternatives to in-person voting, the Heights Observer will seek to put together an update for CH and UH voters.]
The New York Times is reporting, as of 3:37 p.m. on Monday, March 16, that Ohio. Gov. DeWine will try to postpone the state's Tuesday, March 17 election.
Prior to that breaking, and still developing news, Election Day in Ohio had remained scheduled for Tuesday, March 17. The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections (BOE) has, however, relocated all polling locations from residential senior citizen facilities. This affects three Cleveland Heights precincts:
- CH Precinct 1A voting has moved to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (2747 Fairmount Blvd.), from Judson Park.
- CH Precint 4-F voting has moved to Cleveland Heights City Hall (40 Severance Circle), from Warrensville Community Apartments.
- CH Precinct 4-G voting has moved to Cleveland Heights City Hall (40 Severance Circle), from Severance Towers.
Heights Libraries' Lee Road and University Heights branches will be open as polling locations, as planned, despite the Heights Libraries system itself being closed for all regular library business.
In University Heights, there have been no polling location changes. UH Mayor Michael Dylan Brennan encourages voters to take their own blue or black ballpoint pens, and to wash their hands before and after voting. He also suggests that voters consider voting at non-peak times, which historically are right when the polls open, mid-morning, and early afternoon.
To check or confirm a polling location, and for other election information, visit the BOE’s website, https://boe.cuyahogacounty.us.
Kim Sergio Inglis
Kim Sergio Inglis is editor-in-chief of the Heights Observer, and is a Cuyahoga County master gardener volunteer.