MidTown Cleveland, Inc. is pleased to collaborate with Cleveland Votes to spread the word about upcoming extended primary elections on April 28th, 2020. Cleveland VOTES is a year-round nonpartisan voter mobilization initiative focused on equitable civic engagement to educate, connect & empower communities for a more informed, participatory, and knowledgeable engagement experience. MTC will be doing our part by providing informational resources as well as offer physical Vote-by applications around the neighborhood.

The following sites will have VBM applications on hand:

Park to Shop

1580 E 30th St, Cleveland, OH 44114

(216) 781-3383

Hours: 9am - 6pm



Tink Holl Food Market

1735 E 36th St, Cleveland, OH 44114

(216) 881-9688

Hours: 11am - 9pm

Delivery, Curbside pickup


Asia Food Company

1579 E 38th St, Cleveland, OH 44114

(216) 621-1681

Hours: 10am - 7pm


Dave's Market & eatery

1929 E 61st St, Cleveland, OH 44103

(216) 361-5130

Hours: 7am-9-pm


Good Harvest Food Market

3038 Payne Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114

(216) 861-8018

Curbside pickup

Frequently Asked Questions: Extended Primary Election

Q: Can I vote in person on 4/28?

A: This election is now all vote-by-mail, with a few exceptions for disabled voters who

need accommodations, and those experiencing homelessness.


Q: Is voting by mail safe?

A: Voting by mail is safe. In fact, you can track your ballot from the moment you request it

until it’s received by your county board of elections. Once your ballot is received, it is

securely stored until it is counted.


Q: What if I don’t have access to a printer to print my absentee ballot request form?

A: Call your county board of elections and ask that an absentee ballot request form be

sent to you. You can also use a regular piece of paper to write down all the information

required on an absentee ballot request form.

Here's the info you need to include:

  1. Your name;
  2. Your legal signature;
  3. The address at which you are registered to vote;
  4. Your date of birth;
  5. One of the following items showing proof of your identification:
    1. Your Ohio driver's license number (begins with two letters followed by six numbers);
    2. The last four digits of your Social Security number; or
    3. A copy of a current and valid photo identification, a military identification, or a
    4. current (within the last 12 months) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that shows the voter’s name and current address.
  6. A statement identifying the election for which you are requesting an absentee ballot;
  7. A statement that you are a qualified elector;
  8. If the request is for a partisan primary election ballot, your political party affiliation
  9. If you want the ballot to be mailed to a different address than where you are registered, the address to which you want it mailed


Q: Will my vote be counted if I already voted early in-person or by absentee ballot?

A: Yes! If you have already voted in this election, your vote will be counted. You’re all set!


Q: Can I still register to vote in the Ohio primary?

A: No, the period to register to vote in the Ohio primary has closed. If you would like to

register to vote or update your voter registration for the November general election, go

to voteohio.gov.


Q: What about Ohioans who have a disability, are homeless, or have insufficient access to

the postal service? How can they vote?

A: Under Ohio’s extended mail-in only primary, there are exceptions that allow some

voters to vote in person, including Ohioans with disabilities and those without homes.

Contact your county board of elections office for more information.


Q: I am a student who is registered to vote where I live during the school year, but I am

currently staying somewhere else because of the coronavirus. Where should I request myballot?

A: You should request a ballot from the county board of elections where you registered

to vote. Go to voteohio.gov to find information about your board of elections.


Q: What’s the deadline for returning a ballot?

A: Ballots must be postmarked by April 27 or dropped off to the Board of Elections by

7:30pm April 28. But the processing time to get voters their vote by mail applications and

ballots can be lengthy, so don’t delay!


Q: I already voted, but I want to help spread the word so that other Ohioans know how to vote in the primary. What can I do to help?

A: Thank you for being a voter! If you’d like to help us spread the word, you can share the following image on social media to help spread the word!

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