Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Seeks Registered Republicans For Long Walks on Beach, Afternoons at Polling Stations

A democrat and republican working a polling station in harmony.
  • A democrat and republican working a polling station in harmony.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has gone public with its hunt for that rarest of species: Registered Republicans.

Ohio law decrees that no more than two of the required four officials manning each table at a polling place be of the same political persuasion. But among the county’s registered voters, Democrats outnumber Republicans by a count of more than 4 to 1. The disparity has the board of elections beating the bushes for serviceable staffers — even distributing fliers at campaign events.