Several hundred voters marched to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections on Sunday to cast ballots and protest the limited number of in-house early voting locations in Ohio. The marchers departed at 2:30 p.m. from the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and traveled a half-mile to the Board of Elections headquarters on Euclid Avenue. Greater Cleveland Congregations and the Amalgamated Transit Union organized the event to encourage Cuyahoga County residents to vote early before the general election on Nov. 8.
But the march also highlighted the fact that ballots cast in person before the election must be filled out at the Board of Elections. The marchers feel the state should provide multiple locations for early voting, organizer Khalilah Worley said.
“The fact that the only place they can vote early is at the Board of Elections is a reflection on the priority the state gives this issue,” Worley said.