Welcome to the Home Page of the Shaker Heights chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.  You may join the League or renew your membership by mail or online using a credit card. Just click the “Join” link at the top of this page.


Ahmaad Crump, Cleveland Cavaliers In-Arena Host, urges you to register to vote!

To request or print your vote by mail ballot application:
click here


To find your voting location, click here. 


Are you registered? Are you sure?

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For Voter Registration Information Click here.   


For information about what’s on your ballot, go to:

Enter your address to find your polling place, build your ballot with our online voters’ guide and much more! With our voters’ guide you can see the races on your ballot, compare candidates’ positions side-by-side, and print out a “ballot” indicating your preferences as a reminder and take it with you to the polls on Election Day. Check out our resources for military and overseas voters!


Judicial Races:

Judge4Yourself.com and JudicialVotesCount.orgYou’ll learn how the candidates are rated, how voting for judges works in Ohio, and much more.


Shaker Heights Mayoral Candidates Forum

To watch the video of the September 26 Mayoral Candidates Forum click here.


Redistricting and Voting Rights in Ohio

Click here for the video of candidates for Ohio Secretary of State discussing what the biggest challenges facing democracy are today.


Coming Events:

Northeast Ohio Public Policy Forums:


The Intersection of Abortion, the Supreme Court and State’s Rights

Sunday, October 21, 2018
9:30 -10:45 am 
Fellowship Hall, First Unitarian Church of Cleveland
21600 Shaker Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122

What are the current prospects for major changes in reproductive health care and access to abortion? What does the history, legal precedent, and political indicators show for women’s right to abortion in 2018 and beyond? Will state’s rights prevail? 


Ohio Attorney General Debate

Monday, October 22, 2018
12:30 pm
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave., 2nd floor, Cleveland, OH 44114.
Register online and use code LOWV18 for a 20% discount off your ticket.


The Election’s Over: What did the Voters say? 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:00 pm
5th Floor Auditorium at InfoCision Stadium, University of Akron
375 E. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44304

Cosponsored by the Bliss Institute, University of Akron, Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com, The LWV Akron Area, LWV Greater Cleveland and Common Cause Ohio.

A panel of experts will analyze the results of the 2018 midterm elections. Moderated by M.L. Shultze, with Dr. John Green, University of Akron and Greg Moore, NAACP National Voter Fund. 


Chronic Pain in the Post-Opioid Era

Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:30 pm
Lakewood Main Library
15424 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

Moderated by Brie Zeltner, Plain Dealer


Plastics and Lake Erie

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
7:00 pm
Rocky River Library
1600 Hampton Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116

For videos of past Northeast Ohio Public Policy Forums click here.


Issue 1 – the Next Step
LWV Joins Congressional District Lawsuit

The League of Women Voters of Ohio announced participation in a lawsuit challenging the state’s U.S. congressional districts as unconstitutional. The federal lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in the Southern District of Ohio, alleges the current map violates Ohioans’ right to have their votes count and their voices heard.

Ohio‘s current congressional map is clearly gerrymandered and unconstitutional,” said LWV Ohio Executive Director Jen Miller. “Voters demonstrated their understanding of this issue and hunger for change at the ballot box on May 8. We look forward to seeing the benefits of Issue 1 during the creation of future maps, which starts in 2021. But the fact remains that the current map needs to be addressed now. This lawsuit could lead to fair maps for all Ohio voters in the 2020 election, and create a strong framework for future map making under the Issue 1 process.”


Redistricting in Ohio:

Go to the LWV Ohio website here for updated information. Scroll to the bottom of the page for current information and for how you can stay involved. 


Shaker Schools News

Next Meeting Dates:


  • October 23, 2018. Special Board Meeting at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the High School, small auditorium, 15911 Aldersyde Drive.

  • October 25, 2018. Finance and Audit Committee Meeting at 7:00 p.m.The meeting will take place at the Adminstration Building, large conference room, 15600 Parkland Drive.

If you want to learn the details of the Master Plan,  review the documents posted on the District’s Master Planning page. 


Shaker Library News

Board meeting dates:

Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Main Branch, Meeting Room B
Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Main Branch, Meeting Room B 


For the City of Shaker Heights Sunshine Calendar, click here.


League of Women Voters Shaker Heights Chapter Presents:


2018 State of the City

For those of you who couldn’t attend Mayor Earl Leiken’s final State of the City Address, you can watch the video and learn about the current state of affairs in Shaker Heights and the work being done to create a thriving, healthy and inclusive community. 


State of the Schools 2018

Dr. Gregory Hutchings shared information on Shaker Schools and the progress being made as well as goals for the future. To watch the video click here.


2018 City Council, School Board & Library Forum

Building Shaker’s Future: Q & A, Comments and Dialogue, moderated by Amy Hanauer

Watch representatives from Shaker Heights City Council, School Board and Library answer questions from the community, offer comments and dialogue on their plans and vision for Shaker’s future, with brief comments by Mayor of Shaker Heights, Earl Leiken.

Click here to view the video. 


For prior videos of forums we have hosted go to our Public Policy Forums page on the menu bar.


Online Voter Registration is available in Ohio! To register or update your voter registration Click here. 

Learn about the candidates and issues on YOUR BALLOT. The League of Women Voters has the information you need. VOTE411.orgis a 1 stop shop, providing nonpartisan general, state and local election-specific info to the public. 



Judicial Races:

Judge4Yourself.com and JudicialVotesCount.org. You’ll learn how the candidates are rated, how voting for judges works in Ohio, and much more.