Volume 4 | May, 2018
Message from the Chair
May, 2018
Greetings, Fellow Democrats,

The results are in and the sold-out Cuyahoga County Democratic Party’s Annual dinner was a success. Our attendees loved the new venue, we had a full house and there was more participation from unions than we have seen in years. Once again, we want to acknowledge and thank all of our sponsors.
Your participation and support are greatly appreciated.
For those who missed it, we were pleased to feature guest appearances from our very own Congresswomen Marcia Fudge and Marcy Kaptur. Congresswoman Kaptur was recognized for her recent historical accomplishment for being the longest serving woman in the history of Congress and Congresswoman Fudge gave compelling remarks on the importance of the Midterm Election and all that is at stake for Cuyahoga County, our state and our nation. Congressman Tim Ryan and the evening’s keynote speaker, Congressman Joe Crowley were equally compelling, leaving the crowd fired up and ready to take on the Republicans.

Thank you to our Table Sponsors:

Brecksville/Broadview Heights Democratic Club
Carpenters Local 435
Cleveland Stonewall Democrats
Ohio Democratic Party
Roetzel & Andress LPA.
United Steelworkers District 1

With less than two weeks left before the Primary Election, we still have some work to do. Voter turnout is predicted to be around 26%. We can and we must do better! It is time we turn all of our efforts, attention and energy towards ensuring everyone we know casts their ballot in this Primary Election and the upcoming General Election. Photos from the Dinner are HERE and HERE [ Facebook photo album]
Early voting has begun and starting Monday, April 30 th in-person early voting has extended hours at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections located at 2925 Euclid Ave. (corner of 30 th and Euclid)
The times for voting are:
Monday, April 30, 2018                   8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 01, 2018                    8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Wednesday, May 02, 2018             8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Thursday, May 03, 2018                  8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Friday, May 04, 2018                       8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Saturday, May 05, 2018                  8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sunday, May 06, 2018                     1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Monday, May 07, 2018                    8:00 AM-2:00 PM

State Senators, State Representatives and County-wide candidates, including Judges, County Council and the County Executive will be on the ballot. There are also over 900 Central Committee [Precinct] candidates on local ballots as well. When it comes down to Election Day, May 8, 2018, it is clear that ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL.  We are working hard to elect Democrats, especially the Endorsed Democrats. Click  HERE   to review the Cuyahoga County Endorsed Democrats.
Issue 9 , the Health and Human Service Renewal levy is also on the ballot. You can find more information about the levy  HERE .
Support for Issue 1 is endorsed by the Ohio Democratic Party.  For a list of all ODP endorsements, click  HERE .

 If you are available to help out on May 8th, please let us know. Click  HERE    to sign up.

In Democracy,
Shontel Brown, Chair
Cuyahoga County Democratic Party
Do you want to be a volunteer on Election Day, May 8, 2018? You can hand out the Endorsed Candidate Sample Ballot at the BOE or your polling location, helps answer phones, drive voters in need to their polling location and more! Click HERE to sign up.
Central Committee Candidates 2018

We had a great response to our training sessions for candidates running for Central Committee this election and are impressed that many came to pick up our Sample Ballot and Vote by Mail applications to distribute in their precincts. Thank you for canvassing your neighborhoods, sharing information about the election and helping Get Out the Vote!

We have Sample Ballots for Candidates to distribute at their polling location. Stop in HQ between 9:00AM and 4:30PM Monday-Friday to pick up your Sample Ballot packet.
  • Schedule Election Day, May 8th in your calendar: on line and in your phone
  • Commit to making sure 5 people will go and vote on Election Day
  • Promote the Vote on social media: Post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Posting a photo with a Call to Action will land you more views and interactions.

Vote by Mail Program/Absentee Voting began April 10, 2018. Click HERE to download an application.
  • Your application must be returned by 12:00 p.m. on the Saturday before Election Day [May 5, 2018].
  • Your ballot must be returned by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, May 8, 2018 or postmarked by the post office by the day before Election Day, [Postmarked May 7, 2018].

Click HERE for In-Person Voting information at the Board of Elections