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Early voting for the August 3rd Ohio 11th Congressional District Primary is happening now! 
Vote in person at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections 
Remaining Early In-Person Voting Hours: 
Mon, Aug 2, 8 am-2 pm 
 
If you plan to vote in person on Election Day, Tuesday, Aug 3, your polling place will be open 6:30 am - 7:30 pm. 

If you requested a vote-by-mail/absentee ballot, you may return it, in person (with no postage needed), to the Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Ave by 7:30 pm on Aug 3. There is a secure drop box available 24/7 behind the building. If you are mailing your ballot, it must be postmarked on or before Aug 2 and must be received at the Board of Elections on or before Aug 13 in order to be counted. Note that the postage required is 55 cents. 
 
 LWV Greater Cleveland's Voter Guide is now available. Access it here




CDWC Endorsements
(Meetings held on June 21, July 14, and July 20)

At our June 21, 2021 endorsement meeting, we heard from five Democratic candidates for the August 3, 2021, 11th Congressional District Primary to succeed former Rep. Marcia Fudge. We thank all who participated in our process and congratulate Shontel Brown, who received the endorsement of the Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus. 

At our July 14, 2021 endorsement meeting , we heard from numerous Democratic candidates running in the September 14th Municipal Primary. We thank all who participated in our process and c
ongratulate those listed below, who received the endorsement of the Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus.

Cleveland City Council Wards:
3 - Kerry McCormack   
12 - Anthony Brancatelli 
13 - Kate Warren
14 - Jasmin Santana
15 - Jenny Spencer 
17 - Charles Slife

Lakewood City Council At Large:
Sarah Kepple
Tom Bullock
   
Rocky River City Council At Large:
Christina Morris
Stacey Schrantz Reid
Katherine Timmons

Rocky River City Council Wards:    
1 - Lisa Havemann
3 - Jeanne Gallagher

North Olmsted Mayor 
Nicole Dailey Jones
  
North Olmsted City Council Ward 2  
Chris Glassburn

At our July 20, 2021 endorsement meeting, we heard from numerous Democratic candidates. We thank all who participated in our process and congratulate the following, who received the endorsement of the Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus:

Cleveland City Council Wards

2 - Kevin Bishop

4 - Deborah Gray

5 - Delores Gray

7 - Stephanie Howse

8 - Mike Polensek

 

Cleveland Heights Mayor

No Endorsement

 

Garfield Heights Mayor

Shayla L. Davis

 

Garfield Heights City Council Ward 6

Renae Bolton

 

Given the large number of candidates, we postponed consideration of Cleveland Heights City Council for endorsement until closer to the November General Election. Please also note that because we are co-sponsoring a forum for Cleveland Mayoral Candidates on August 4, we did not consider that race at this meeting. We will hold off until after the forum. 
 


CDWC'S 12TH ANNUAL BRUNCH & CONVERSATION
DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: TAKING THE LEAD

This year's brunch, which took place on Saturday, May 15, was an exhilarating and inspirational virtual gathering of more than 100 activists, candidates, and elected officials from all levels of government and from around the state. 
 

Congratulations to our awardees:



Heartfelt thanks to our dynamic speakers:



Our thanks also go to: 
Jane Buder Shapiro, Linda Striefsky, State Rep. Juanita Brent, Richmond Heights City Councilwoman Kim Thomas, Lana Moresky, State Sen. Nickie Antonio - and the entire CDWC Steering Committee:




IMPORTANT: VOTING DATES TO NOTE FOR 2021
Information is at boe.cuyahogacounty.gov 

August 3 Special Election/Primary - 11th Congressional District
Polls open 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
* Voter Registration Deadline: July 6 *
Remaining Early In-Person Voting Hours: 
Mon, Aug 2, 8 am-2 pm
 
 This is a primary for U.S. House District 11, the seat vacated by Marcia Fudge when she took a Cabinet post in the Biden administration.
District 11 covers all or part of the following communities in Cuyahoga and Summit counties: 
Akron, Bath, Beachwood, Bedford, Bedford Heights, Bratenahl, Broadview Heights, Brooklyn Heights, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga Heights, East Cleveland, Euclid, Fairlawn, Garfield Heights, Ghent, Glenwillow, Highland Hills, Maple Heights, Montrose, Newburgh Heights, North Randall, Oakwood, Orange, Pepper Pike, Richfield, Richmond Heights, Seven Hills, Shaker Heights, South Euclid, University Heights, Warrensville Heights, and Woodmere. 
 

September 14 Municipal Primary
Communities holding a primary Include: Cleveland, Bay Village, Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland, Garfield Heights, Lakewood, and Solon. 
 Polls open 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
* Voter Registration Deadline: August 16 *
* Early Voting Begins: August 17 *
Early In-Person Voting Hours at the Board of Elections, 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
*Weekdays, Aug 17-Sept 3, 8am-5pm
**Weekdays, Sept 7-10, 8am-7pm
Sat, Sept 11, 8 am-4pm
Sun, Sept 12, 1 pm-5pm
Mon, Sept 13, 8am-2 pm

*Weekdays are denoted as Monday-Friday.
**The Board of Elections will be closed on Monday, Sept 6, 2021, in observance of Labor Day
 
If you requested a vote-by-mail/absentee ballot, you may return it, in person (with no postage needed), to the Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Ave by 7:30 pm on Sept 14. There is a secure drop box available 24/7 behind the building. If you are mailing your ballot, it must be postmarked on or before Sept 13 and must be received at the Board of Elections on or before Sept 24 in order to be counted. Note that the postage required for mailed ballots is 55 cents.  

 
November 2 General Election
Polls open 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
*Voter Registration Deadline: October 4
* Early Voting Begins: October 5



THE CUYAHOGA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN'S CAUCUS WELCOMES ONLINE DONATIONS!

The CDWC accepts gifts via online payment. Please consider supporting us with your annual membership and with an additional donation of whatever amount is right for you.

Every donation makes a difference in our efforts to support strong local, county, and state Democratic Party strategists, leaders, and candidates - especially women - to win at all levels of government. 


Remember, you must be a paid member in order to vote at our endorsement meetings.
 
If you have questions, please email info@cuyahogadwc.org or call 216-798-8948. 
 


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. 
 
Vote411 
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. 


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.


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.


 

Questions or comments? Get in touch with us at:

info@cuyahogadwc.org

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 6143, Cleveland, OH 44101
Telephone:
216-470-6622