In one week, voters will decide on a slew of important issues with outcomes that will ripple across the state and the city for decades to come. Signal Cleveland reporters stepped up to help you sort out the facts before you fill in the ballot bubbles.

Want to fill out your ballot at the kitchen table? Today (Oct. 31) is the last day to request a mail-in ballot. Avoid common mistakes to make sure your ballot isn’t rejected.

Have a felony conviction? As long as you’re registered and not serving a sentence, you can vote.

Voting in person? Here’s what type of ID you’ll need.

Vote early though Nov. 5 at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

Oct. 31: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Nov. 1 -3: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 4: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nov. 5: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Nov. 7: Polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Knowledge is power. Scroll to the bottom to download and share Signal Cleveland’s election explainers.

Issue 1: Add reproductive rights to Ohio’s constitution

Will the real Issue 1 please stand up? Yes, this is the second time an Issue 1 has been on the statewide ballot this year. We have the rundown on what this vote would mean for abortion access in Ohio.

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Issue 1

Issue 2: Hey, man. Smoking pot legally is on the ballot

Medical marijuana has been available for years. Is legal weed for adults next?

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Issue 2

Issue 38: It’s up to Clevelanders to decide on a ‘People’s Budget’

Do city residents want a seat at the budget table? Or should those decisions remain with elected City Council members?

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Issue 38

Issue 5: Upping taxpayer support for Tri-C

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Tri-C levy

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