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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day Off to a Bustling Start in Cuyahoga County

Posted By on Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 8:29 AM

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We'll be ducking in and out of various polling places today in Cuyahoga County, but here's a quick morning check-in for you: Lines are robust and swiftly moving, and the general demeanor — at least among a small sample of westside spots we've hit so far — has been pretty cheery. This thing's almost over, folks.

A few issues we'll be following, apart from the top-ticket presidential race: Issue 32, Cleveland's proposed income tax hike; Issue 108, the Cleveland school district's levy renewal; Issue 64, the referendum on the Lakewood Hospital deal.

Anything else you want us to keep tabs on?

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Know that early voting is down in Cuyahoga County, relative to 2012. The board caught 218,711 early votes this year (as of yesterday), a 16-percent drop from 253,512 in 2012. The polls workers we've spoken to this morning have casually reported pretty good turnout; we'll keep an eye on those numbers as the day comes to a close.



Lastly: If you see something, say something. Let us know how your voting experience was — whether simple, complicated, funny or strange. Send your tales to esandy@clevescene.com.

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