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August 3 Special Election/Primary - 11th Congressional District
* Voter Registration Deadline: July 6 *
Early In-Person Voting Hours: 
 Weekdays, July 7-23, 8 am-5 pm
Weekdays, July 26-30, 8 am-7 pm
Sat, July 31, 8 am-4 pm
Sun, Aug 1, 1 pm-5 pm
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 Primary - Cleveland
* Voter Registration Deadline: August 16
* Early Voting Begins: August 17
In addition to Cleveland, communities likely to hold a September primary are Bay Village, Bedford Heights, Brook Park,Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland, Garfield Heights, Lakewood, Maple Heights, North Olmsted, Rocky River, and Solon. The deadline for candidate filings in most of these communities is June 16. 

November 2 General Election
*Voter Registration Deadline: October 4
* Early Voting Begins: October 5

Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus
12th Annual Brunch & Conversation
Democratic Women: Taking the Lead

We aren't quite ready to gather in person, so once again we will meet virtually for this FREE event celebrating women candidates and elected officials!

Saturday, May 15, 2021
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Keynote Speaker and CDWC Leadership Awardee
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Representing the District of Columbia

Featured Speakers
Senator Tina Maharath, Ohio Senate District 3
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley
and honoring
CDWC Distinguished Service Awardee
Cleveland City Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland

"Brunch" begins at 11:30 am. Grab your favorite daytime beverage and join us! 
In keeping with tradition, we will recognize dynamic political women. I
f you are an elected official or a candidate, and would like to be featured during the brunch, please contact Jane Buder Shapiro at

There is no charge to join us for this event, but we hope you will support the CDWC's efforts to help elect women to political office. This is the perfect time to support us with a donation or to purchase/renew your membership! 
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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. 
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.


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Mailing address:
P.O. Box 6143, Cleveland, OH 44101