Dec. 14 – Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
Covered by Documenter Marvetta Rutherford
What happened: The board formally acknowledged ward and precinct changes in six communities: Bay Village, Berea, Brook Park, Fairview Park, Garfield Heights and Parma. The city councils adjust the wards due to population changes, and the Board of Elections (BOE) adjusts the precincts, said Board Director Anthony Perlatti. You can find the precinct maps in this meeting’s board packet.
Capital improvements: Various repairs are ongoing at a building housing BOE facilities. Perlatti detailed challenges to elevator repairs at the Halle Building downtown, as well as a leaky roof at the Perkins garage. They also reviewed conditions at another building the board uses. Members discussed the possibility of relocating operations — including early in-person voting — for upcoming elections.
And also: The board acknowledged a staff report on early in-person voting for the Nov. 8 election. There were 261 “takeaway” voters who picked up a ballot from the early-voting location, and later returned it to the office or a curbside dropoff box. You can also find highlights of the report in the board packet.