Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Levy will generate more than $1 million for safety response teams.
Issue 99, the renewal of Westlake's police and fire levy, passed by a wide margin Tuesday night. The charter change to renew the levy passedwith 78 percent of voters approving in final, unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. Voters approved the levy 8,427 to 2,371. The levy provides salaries for eight police officers and eight firefighters and has been renewed every year since 1966.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Check back for updated numbers from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
Voters chose three candidates to serve four-year terms on the Westlake Board of Education. This list was last updated at 12:06 p.m. with unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
Check your polling place, bring identification and make your voice heard.
The seemingly endless television ads, campaign flyers and phone calls are about to stop. Today is election day! To make sure that you're prepared, see the checklist below: 1) Know How to Vote Take a few minutes before heading to the polls to review the Patch Voter Guide. It has all of the issues and candidates you'll see on the real ballot Tuesday. 2) Know Where To Vote Do you know where to cast your ballot? You can find out by using this handy Polling Place Locator from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. Voting hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. For questions, call the board at (216) 443-3200 3) Bring Identification You will need to prove that you are who you claim to be when you go to vote. Acceptable forms of identification include a…
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 7 to be counted.
If you’re planning to vote by mail in the Nov. 8 election but haven’t sent your ballots back yet, you still have a few days. According to a press release from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 7 – the day before Election Day. Anything that the board receives after that won’t be counted. If you forget to mail your ballot, you can turn it in on Election Day at the Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. The press release notes that voters can’t drop off absentee ballots at their local voting location. Check here for some more election reminders. Want to learn more about the issues and candidates? Check our Election Central page or try out our voter guide.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Voter turnout is never 100 percent. Why do you, or don't you, vote?
The yard signs are out, the flyers are on doorknobs and absentee ballots are in the mail. It's election season, but how many Westlake residents are voting? In the November 2008 general election, voter turnout across Cuyahoga County averaged at 61 percent including ballots cast at the polling locations, absentee ballots and early votes. In 2009, countywide turnout was 39 percent and it was 44 percent in 2010. As of Nov. 4, 2008, there were 27,901 voters registered in the city, which has a population of 32,729 according to the 2010 U.S. Census. That means 76 percent of the city was eligible to vote, but turnout is almost never that high. In neighboring cities like North Olmsted, Bay Village and Rocky River, turnout averages at about 55 …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Important information for Cuyahoga County voters from the Board of Elections
Elections are less than two weeks away. Below are a few tips and important deadlines for Cuyahoga County voters to note: Early voting: Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, 2925 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Oct. 29 and Oct. 30: Remaining extended early voting days are Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 30 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 4: Last day to vote early at the Board of Elections, deadline 4:30 p.m Nov. 4: Last day for residents voting by mail to drop off applications at the Board of Elections, deadline 6 p.m. Nov. 5: Board of Elections must receive mailed ballot application requests by 12 p.m. for voters to be eligible to vote by mail. Nov. 7: Ballots mailed …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Here are the important deadlines for voters leading up to the Nov. 8 election.
Do you know how you’re going to vote? Voters not only have to choose soon which boxes to check, but also where and when to cast their ballots. Vote By Mail To vote by mail, you must send in a ballot application to the Cuyahoga County Board of Education, 2925 Euclid Ave. Applications are available at the board of elections website, Porter Public Library, City Hall or by calling 216-443-3298. However, if you’re planning to mail an application, do it soon because it must be received by Nov. 5. Vote by mail ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 7 and make sure to include a 64-cent stamp. Postage for ballots is no longer provided. If you prefer to turn it in by hand, you must drop it off at the board of elections office by 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Early…
Friday, October 21, 2011
As part of our election coverage, Westlake Patch will provide profiles of each candidate in the 2011 elections.
Editor's Note: As part of Westlake Patch's local election coverage, we will provide profiles of each of the candidates running for office. These profiles will offer biographical and issue-oriented details about each of the candidates to help you, the voters, make more-informed decisions at the ballot box. Stay tuned for more coverage of the election. Name: Donna Congeni Fitzsimmons Date of Birth: March 10, 1951 Occupation: Rocky River Municipal Court Judge Education: Bachelor of Arts from Boston College (1973), Juris Doctorate from George Washington University (1976) Office Sought: Rocky River Municipal Court Judge Previous Public Offices Held: Rocky River Municipal Court Judge Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Campaign Web Page…
The five-year renewal will generate over $1 million for safety operations.
Voters will see a police and fire levy renewal on the ballot on Nov. 8. The passage of Issue 99 would amend the city charter to renew the levy for five years. The levy renewal would generate more than $1 million for the salaries of eight police officers and eight firefighters. Voters have cast their ballots in favor of the 0.9 mill tax levy since 1966. The issue will need a majority vote to pass. Read more election news on the Election Central page.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Find out if you're registered and where to vote before election day.
Are you registered to vote in the Nov. 8 election? The deadline to register is Tuesday at 9 p.m. That’s also the deadline to make a change of address or change of name with the county board of elections. You can register at City Hall, Porter Public Library, the Westlake High School main office or Bay Village City Hall at 350 Dover Center Rd. If you aren’t sure if you're registered, the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website has a tool that will check for you. Early voting is open now through Nov. 4 at the board of elections located at 2925 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The board of elections offices will have extended hours until 6 p.m. Nov. 4. If you prefer to vote by mail, make sure…