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Chapter 1201: Voting Rights Program

Section 1201.01.  Establishment

There is hereby established the Cuyahoga County Voting Rights Program, which shall be administered by the County Executive through any appropriate departments, offices, and other agencies of county government.

(Ordinance No. O2014-0008, Enacted 4/8/2014, Effective 4/14/2014) 

Section 1201.02.  Program Benefits

Notwithstanding any State law, regulation, or other directive to the contrary, the Cuyahoga County Executive is hereby expressly authorized to undertake all acts necessary to promote voter participation and access to the ballot in Cuyahoga County by all citizens, including, but not limited to the following:

  1. Promoting and implementing voter registration at all levels of citizen interaction with County government, including through services provided by any division in the Department of Health and Human Services; and
  2. Promoting early voting and maximizing voter participation through voting by mail in Cuyahoga County, including, but not limited to, mailing applications to vote by mail, with postage-prepaid return envelopes, to all registered voters in Cuyahoga County. 

(Ordinance No. O2014-0008, Enacted 4/8/2014, Effective 4/14/2014)