CLEVELAND (WJW)– The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections held a voter registration event in honor of Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when news that slavery ended finally reached Texas.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dave’s Supermarket on East 61st Street in Cleveland, residents could register to vote or update their voter registrations.
Anyone who has moved or changed their name since the last time they voted must update their registration.
“Juneteenth commemorates a very important event in our Country’s history,” said Anthony Perlatti, director of the board of elections, in a news release. “This is a great opportunity to honor Juneteenth by getting prepared to cast your ballot in the November Presidential Election.”
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections also accepted applications for temporary election officers and precinct election officials, as well as vote-by-mail ballot applications.