made this information more accessible
and searchable on the volunteer-created
While technology continues to advance
our databases and information management
systems, one fact never changes:
People make the difference. Volunteers
willing to share their time and talents are
critical to the Library and our community.
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In addition to providing all sorts of voting
information, did you know the Library is
also a place where residents can register
to vote all year ‘round? Voter registration
forms are always available at the information
desks at both libraries. Residents
can complete and sign them in the Library
and then staff will forward them to the
Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. Voters
can also get vote-by-mail applications
at either library.
Librarian Stacie Anderson reports
that, “Many new voters register online at
the Cuyahoga Board of Elections website,
but we’re here to help those who are
more comfortable using the paper forms.
With recent purges in the Ohio voter rolls, we can help people check to see if they’re still
registered, and it takes only a few minutes.”
Last September, the Library joined with many other nonpartisan agencies
throughout the country in a National Voter Registration Day. Librarians staffed a table
where visitors could check to see if their registrations were valid and to find out where
they should vote. A number of new voters completed their registrations and were excited
to be eligible to vote.
To add to the promotion, the Library asked visitors to complete the open-ended
sentence, “I vote because….” It was no surprise to find that Shaker community members
vote because it makes them feel like they’re a part of something important. They vote
to show that they care, that they are angry, or hopeful, or excited. Many responses
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