ESI Report on May 6 primary in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

The address for this page in the original is

The ESI report on the Cuyahoga County June primary election, 2006, documenting among other things the failure of the VVPAT system to provide a reliable means of auditing the vote, originally appeared at :

To download this 234-page report from the Cuyahoga County BOE, click here for PDF.


The Cuyahoga County Office of Government Services Coordination has been
directed by the Board of County Commissioners to coordinate the
independent investigation of the new voting technology implemented by
Cuyahoga Board of Elections and the subsequent investigations into the
May 2nd Primary Election. Information is also provided at this site
with links to resources to help Cuyahoga County voters cast their
ballots for the November 7th general election.

If you have any questions about the information provided, please contact this office.

Voter Registration

Absentee Voting

Electronic Voting Information

Voter Identification

Investigation Reports

Register to Vote

If you are not already registered in Cuyahoga County, or have moved or
changed your name since the last election, please click below, print
out the form, fill it out and mail it to the Board of Elections. You
can also usually find registration/change of name and address cards at
your local city hall, library or high school. The Bureau of Motor
vehicles and other county offices also have such forms available. Your
signed and completed registration form must physically be at the Board
of Elections no later than October 10th at 9:00 a.m. to be eligible to
vote in the November election.

Registering to vote does not increase your likelihood of being called
for jury duty, as those are taken from the driver’s license and
registration rolls.

Voter Registration Form

the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at 216-443-3298 for a Voter
Registration Card to be mailed to you. Complete it and mail it back.

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Absentee Voting

law now provides that voters can cast ballots by mail through absentee
ballots. You must request an absentee ballot directly from the Board of
Elections. You can download and print the application below. You can
also call the Board of Elections directly to have one sent to you.

ballots will be mailed starting 34 days prior to the November election.
Make sure you turn these forms in as soon as possible, physically
arriving at the Board of Elections no later than 12 Noon on Saturday,
November 4, 2006.


Absentee Application Form

Absentee Guide

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Electronic Voting Information

link provides information to voters on the new electronic voting
machines (DRE’s). Should you choose to go to your polling location on
Election Day, you will be using one of these machines. Please review
the information in advance to make sure you understand the new

Electronic Voting

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Voter Identification

House Bill 3 was passed earlier in 2006 and now requires all voters to
provide valid identification before you can cast your ballot. THIS IS A
NEW PROVISION IN OHIO. Please review the forms of acceptable
identification and make sure you bring it with you to the polls to
ensure a smooth process.

The form of identification that you may use includes your current and valid photo identification card, military identification, copy of utility bill,
bank statement, paycheck, government check, or government document
showing your name and current address. (Note: You cannot use as proof
of identification a notice that the board of elections mailed to you.)
Voters who do not have any of the above forms of identification,
including a social security number, will still be able to vote by
signing an affirmation swearing to the voter's identity under penalty
of election falsification and by casting a provisional ballot.

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Investigation Reports

CERP Final Report

ESI Final Report

Diebold Election Systems Letter and Response to ESI Report

Explanation of the Main Summary data for VVPAT information

ESI VVPAT and ESI All Camparisons

Analyzing Raw Election Archive and DRE Memory Card Data