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CDWC's Endorsements for the May 8, 2018 Primary
(Please scroll down for important primary voting information)

We thank all who participated in our endorsement process and extend congratulations to the candidates endorsed by the CDWC who are running for the following offices:

District 21 - Sandra Williams
District 23 - Nickie J. Antonio 
District 25 - Kenny Yuko

District 8 - Kent Smith
District 9 - Janine Boyd
District 10 - Billy L. Sharp
District 11 - Stephanie Howse
District 12 - Juanita Brent
District 13 - Tom Bullock
District 14 - No Endorsement
District 16 - Cassimir Svigelj

Armond Budish

District 3 - Dan Brady
District 7- Yvonne M. Conwell 
District 10 - Cheryl Stephens

District 11 - Sunny Simon 

May 8, 2018 Primary Election
Important Voting Information

  • Check your registration
  • Know your polling location
  • Track your ballot
  • Vote by mail application
Dates to note:
  • Mar 24 Military & overseas absentee voting begins (ends May 7)
  • Apr 10 - Early in-person voting at the Board of Elections begins (includes the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday before Election Day. See hours below)
  • Apr 10 - Vote by mail/absentee voting begins (ends May 7)
  • May 5 - Noon - Deadline for applications by mail for an absentee ballot to be mailed
  • May 7 - Early in-person voting at the Board of Elections ends
  • May 7 - All vote by mail/absentee ballots mailed anywhere in the U.S. must be postmarked on or before this date and received at the Board of Elections on or before May 18 in order to be counted
  • May 8 - All overseas vote by mail ballots must be signed and submitted for mailing by 12:01 am EDT on or before this date and received on or before May 18 in order to be counted
  • May 8 - ELECTION DAY - polls open 6:30 am - 7:30 pm - Provisional voting at the Board of Elections
  • May 8 - Voters may to drop off absentee ballot at the Board of Elections office until 7:30 pm.
Apr 10-13: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 16-20: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 23-27: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 30: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

May 1-4: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
May 5: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
May 6: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
May 7: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Stay Informed
Judicial Votes Count
The Ohio Supreme Court, Bar Association, League of Women Voters of Ohio, and others have joined together for "Judicial Votes Count" (JVC) an online website with information on candidates for judge across the state and with educational information about what judges do and how to evaluate candidates. You can visit online at www.judicialvotescount.org. 
The League of Women Voters online voter's guide, VOTE411.org, is where you can find essential information that includes voter guides, absentee ballot and early voting information, biographical information about candidates, and both upcoming candidate forums and videos of forums. 

It's time to address gerrymandering in Ohio’s Congressional districts
Fair Districts Ohio logoLearn more, get updates…

…about the Fair Districts proposal and congressional redistricting reform campaign. Go to the websites of:

Fair Districts = Fair Elections
League of Women Voters of Ohio 

For a good summary of where things stand click here for the winter issue of the "Ohio Voter" - the newsletter of the LWV of Ohio. 

Cuyahoga County petition staging locations: 

Anyone interested in continuing to help the redistricting reform effort can visit these locations to sign a petition, pick up a petition booklet for collecting signatures, drop off completed booklets, and get more information. To view a list of these locations and hours, click here.

KEEP UP THE PRESSURE (just because)!

Please continue to make phone calls, especially to both of Ohio's senators, Sherrod Brown [Washington, DC, 202-224-2315; Cleveland, 216-522-7272; Columbus,  888-896-OHIO (6446)] and Rob Portman [Washington, DC, 292-224-3353; Cleveland, 216-522-7095; Columbus, 614-469-7747]. Make sure they know how you feel about the issues that are important to you.

Looking for meetings, marches, rallies, or other action near you and around Ohio?
ProgressOhio's Progressive Action Calendar

If you are just getting started, there is also a basic Action Page with some things you can do right away: http://progressohio.org/takeaction/

35 E. Gay Street, Ste. 404, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Please check our CDWC Events page and our Other Events to Know About page for listings of happenings of particular interest to Democratic women in Cuyahoga County. 

The Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus is a chapter of the Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus, which is an official caucus of the Ohio Democratic Party. We are dedicated to bringing women into the political process by educating, engaging, and mobilizing women voters to help elect Democrats to office.


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