If you’re planning to vote by mail in November’s election, you’re not alone. According to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, 8,849 vote-by-mail ballots had been requested in Westlake as of Sunday, and 7,465 of them had already been returned.
That means that about 31 percent of Westlake's 23,786 registered voters (according to the board) have already cast their ballot.
Republicans had requested and returned the most, so far. Westlake residents have requested 3,142 Republican ballots and returned 2,824. Democrats have asked for 3,006 and returned 2,629.
And 2,674 nonpartisan ballots have been requested, and 1,989 have been returned. Only 27 minor party ballots have been requested, and 23 have been returned.
If you’d like to join those voting by mail, you have to hurry. According to the board, any vote-by-mail ballot sent in the United States must be postmarked Nov. 5 at the latest.