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Nov 7th Voter Guide

Written by Greater Cleveland Congregations


The whole nation noticed when you voted in August. Let’s do it again! 

Ohio! We’re making some big decisions on Nov 7.

Your future is in your hands, and here’s what’s on the ballot:

Reproductive rights. Legalized marijuana. The People’s Budget CLE. Cuyahoga Community College Levy.


1. Reproductive Rights

YES: A “yes” vote establishes a state constitutional right for individuals and families to make and carry out their own reproductive decisions, including decisions involving:

  • Contraception
  • Fertility treatments
  • Care after miscarriage
  • Continuing pregnancy
  • Abortion

A “yes” vote also allows the state to restrict abortion after fetal viability except when necessary to protect the pregnant patient’s life or health.

NO: A “no” vote allows legislators to make key decisions on reproductive health care for individuals and families.


2. Legalize Recreational Marijuana

YES: A "yes" vote supports this ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana use in Ohio, including:

  • The sale and purchase of marijuana, which a new Division of Cannabis Control would regulate
  • Persons who are at least 21 years old to use and possess marijuana, including up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana
  • Enacts a 10% tax on marijuana sales

NO: A “no” vote opposes this initiative to legalize recreational marijuana use in Ohio.


3. The People’s Budget - City of Cleveland Only

YES: A "yes" vote supports a charter amendment creating a People's Budget or participatory budgeting process in the city of Cleveland, allowing residents to propose and vote on city-wide and neighborhood-specific projects using money to be allocated from the City of Cleveland General Fund.

NO: A "no" vote opposes creating a charter amendment for a People's Budget process in Cleveland.


4. Cuyahoga Community College Levy - Renewal and Increase

YES: A “yes” vote supports the Cuyahoga Community College levy, which will continue to keep tuition affordable and support up-to-date technical education and workforce training. Cuyahoga County property owners would pay an additional $1.17 per month per $100,000 of property value. The increase would begin in 2024 and continue for 10 years.

NO: A “no” vote opposes the levy.


These are big issues, and you are in control. 

Vote by mail or in person. Vote to use your power.

Vote to send a message: WE THE PEOPLE run the show in O-H-I-O!


Here’s how to Vote:

By Oct. 10th: Check your registration or update your address at: 

Choose 1 of 3 Options to Vote:

  • Vote Early by Mail (Recommended by GCC Neighborhood Captains). Request ballot application TODAY at 216-443-8683 OR download from, print, sign and mail it in. The deadline to mail or bring your ballot to BOE is Nov. 6th. (Don’t wait: Mail it sooner!)
  • Vote Early In-Person at the Board of Elections – Oct. 11th to Nov. 5th.
  • Vote on Election Day at your polling place – Nov. 7th  6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.