Early voting by mail FYI

Voting by mail has grown to be a popular and important part of Ohio elections. The option to receive a ballot in the mail, complete it at home, and return it by mail, effectively extends Election Day over a full month and empowers voters.

I appreciate cleveland.com's recent story correcting the inaccurate advice about voting by mail which an opposing campaign recently promoted.

As the story notes, correct postage for returning a Democratic primary ballot is 71¢ this year.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections does a good job to make voting by mail a clear and accessible process. If you choose to vote by mail, your ballot will arrive with helpful instructions about every step of completing it and returning it so that your vote will be counted.

If you have any questions about voting—early, by mail or in person—contact the Board of Elections at 216-443-8683 or boe.cuyahogacounty.us.

You can file an application to vote by mail now through May 5.