Oct. 12 – Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
Covered by Documenters Tucker Handley and Nick Ventura

What happened: The Board of Elections is preparing for the Nov. 8 general election. It approved about $1 million in payments to thousands of election workers. It also approved teams of bipartisan employees to collect absentee ballots outside the board’s office. The number of absentee ballots requested is down compared to the 2018 election, according to Board Director Anthony Perlatti.

Booths booked: The board finalized the distribution of 4,567 voting booths across all polling locations. It also approved the use of 286 voting units that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  

And also: One public commenter addressed the board about the lack of absentee-ballot dropoff boxes throughout the county. Another expressed concerns about election security.

Curious about board members and how they’re appointed? Check out this Twitter thread from Cleveland Documenters’ Paul Rochford.  

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