Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich found a public back door to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections building unlocked Saturday afternoon. Kucinich said he was on his way to vote around 2:15 p.m. since the Board of Elections, which is at Euclid Avenue and East 30th Street, is typically open on a Saturday, he said. “I went to the back entrance and I entered and then the alarm went off and I said, ‘That’s odd,'” Kucinich said. He took the elevators up to the second floor and then to the third floor to tell someone that the alarm was going off, he said. “There was no one in the building,” Kucinich said. “The rear door of the Board of Elections was unlocked.”
When he realized the building was empty, he called police who walked through the building. The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office took over from there, he said.
“At a time when people are very concerned about the integrity of elections, it’s alarming that the door to the Board of Elections was open, that the building was not guarded,” Kucinich said.