Sheriff’s department will have deputies at polling places, impact unit ready on Election Day

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CLEVELAND– Local law enforcement is prepared for Election Day on Tuesday, but the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department is not gearing up for any specific threat of terrorism or expected trouble.

In recent days, national headlines have been filled with concern about the potential for terrorism on Election Day. However, Cuyahoga County Sheriff Cliff Pinkney said there’s been no specific threat here.

The sheriff’s department will have extra deputies at some of the busiest polling places because of anticipated large crowds.

The sheriff’s department will have its impact unit out. That is a group of about a dozen deputies ready to respond to any situation. The impact unit normally helps police departments throughout the county with special crackdowns or operations.

At the end of the night, deputies will escort poll workers with the votes from each precinct down to election headquarters. This has been a longstanding practice.

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections