to the CDWC Web site!
CDWC's Endorsements for the 2017 General Election
CDWC thanks all who participated in the second round of
our process of endorsement for candidates and ballot issues.
Congratulations to the candidates now endorsed by the CDWC
who are running for office in the following communities:
S. Horwitz (Mayor)
Gail McShepard (City
James Pasch (City Council)
Susan "Sue" Grodek (City
Meg Ryan Shockey (City Council)
Terrell Pruitt (City
Council Ward 1)
Kerry McCormack (City Council Ward 3)
Delitha "Gail" Sparks (City
Council Ward 4)
Phyllis Cleveland (City Council Ward 5)
Blaine Griffin (City
Council Ward 6)
Mike Polensek (City Council Ward 8)
Dona Brady (City Council Ward 11)
Brancatelli (City Council Ward 12)
Kevin Kelley (City Council Ward 13)
Jasmin Santana (City
Council Ward 14)
Matt Zone (City Council Ward 15)
Martin Keane (City
Council Ward 17)
Jason Stein (City Council)
Cheryl Stephens (City Council)
Mike Ungar (City
Melissa Yasinow (City Council)
Gorshe (City Council Ward 8)
Chris Glassburn (City Council Ward 2)
Ann Marie Donegan (Mayor)
Anne E. Williams (City
Robert Zimmerman (City Council)
Ruth Gray (City Council Ward 1)
Sara Continenza (City
Council Ward 3)
Jane Goodman (City Council Ward 4)
60: Cleveland Public Library Levy
Issue 59: Cleveland-Cuyahoga
County Port Authority Levy
These endorsed candidates and issues
join the candidates below (endorsed in July) in earning the support of CDWC for the November 7, 2017, General Election.
Shayla Davis (City Council Ward
Tenisha Mack (City
Council Ward 2)
Tom Bullock (City Council At Large)
Marx (City Council
Mark Szabo (City Council Ward 4)
Katie Timmons (City Council Ward 3)
Kelly A. Kosek (City Council At Large)
Amy Havelka (City
Council Ward 5)
It's time to address gerrymandering in Ohio’s
Learn more, get updates…
…about the Fair Districts proposal and
congressional redistricting reform campaign. Go to the websites of:
Fair Districts = Fair Elections
League of Women Voters of Ohio
County petition staging locations
Anyone interested in helping the redistricting reform effort can visit these
locations to sign a petition, pick up a petition booklet for collecting signatures, drop off completed booklets, and get more
information. To view a list of these locations and hours, click here.
Redistricting reform in the news
View a Cleveland 19 news feature with LWVGC member Heather Macalla discussing the reform effort.
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.
The next election is the November 7, 2017, General Election.
Voter Registration Update
You can now register
to vote or update your voter registration online.
must register to vote or update your voter registration no later than 30 days prior to an election.
year's remaining voter registration deadline:
10, 2017 for the November 7, 2017 General Election.
Voter Deadlines for the November 7 General Election:
- 10/11/2017 -
Opening of Vote by Mail (Absentee) voting
- 11/04/2017 - 12:00 Noon - Deadline for applications by mail for an
absentee ballot to be mailed
- 11/06/2017 - Voting in person at the Board of Elections ends
- 11/06/2017 -
All Vote by Mail/Absentee ballots mailed anywhere in the U.S. must be postmarked on or before this date and received at the
Board of Elections on or before 11/17/2017 in order to be counted
- 11/07/2017 - All overseas Vote by Mail ballots
must be signed and submitted for mailing by 12:01 AM EDT on or before this date and received on or before 11/17/2017 in order
to be counted.
- 11/07/2017 - 6:30 am - 7:30 pm - Election Day - Provisional voting at the Board of Elections
- 11/07/2017 -
All Vote by Mail/Absentee ballots returned in person must be received at the Board of Elections by 7:30 pm in order to be
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.
2018 Midterm Elections
are a year away, but we should all stay up to date on the Democratic candidates! The following is a list of Democrats who
have announced their candidacy:
- U.S. Senator: Sherrod Brown (Incumbent)
- Ohio Governor:
- Former Ohio State Rep. Connie Pillich
Mayor Nan Whaley
- State Senator Joe Schiavoni
- Former U.S. Rep.
- Secretary of State: State Rep Kathleen Clyde
- State Attorney General: Steve Dettelbach
From NOVA (Northeast Ohio Voter
November Turnout and Vote By Mail
The Cuyahoga County Board of
Elections (BOE) is estimating a projected turnout of 34% for this election with 75% of the votes being cast on Election Day
and 25% via Vote By Mail (VBM) or Early Voting. Less than 1% of registered voters have individually requested ballots. The
BOE is not mailing VBM applications this year to our 883,000 registered voters. Political parties will be mailing
around 6,000, a very small percentage of membership. Non-partisan sources have requested 2,000 VBM applications as of October
important to understand how significant VBM is on a "local" election compared to presidential or mid-term elections.
Since our preliminary research from 2015 shows increased turnout via VBM in lower income areas, we definitely need additional
data this year for "local" election comparison purposes. Such data helps us plan strategically for 2018 and 19.
Call To Action: 10 Days Remaining to Promote VBM
Please review our Calendar and sign up to promote VBM at Food Pantries, Job and Family Services (Payne Ave.) and
CSU....if you've been previously trained. Voter Registration ends on Oct. 10, but we will promote VBM at these locations
until October 24. Please sign up below. Voting materials can be picked up at Shaker Towers.
Password: vol4nova (volunteer 4 nova)
Click: By Month
Research shows that volunteering sets a good example
for family and friends, teaches new skills, expands connections with others, and makes us feel better with a personal sense
Our work is important for this election and the future of Cleveland's under-served communities. Your volunteer support
is deeply appreciated. Keep in touch with us for Get Out the Vote initiatives later this month.
Susan Alcorn, NOVA, Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates (216-640-3891)
Looking for meetings, marches, rallies, or other action near
you and around Ohio?
ProgressOhio's Progressive Action Calendar
35 E. Gay Street, Ste. 404, Columbus,
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.