If you won't have time to stand in line to vote on Election Day, you should vote by mail, and send in an application right away. Elections officials say we should expect very high turnout and be prepared to wait in line next Tuesday.
Here are the vote by mail rules, straight from a Cuyahoga County Board of Elections release:
-Vote by Mail applications must arrive by mail, or be hand delivered to the Board of Elections by Saturday, November 1, 2008 at noon.
-Voters who already have their ballots but have not returned them are encouraged to mail their voted ballots to the Board of Elections as soon as possible, and not take the chance of missing the deadline.
-Voted ballots mailed in the United States must be postmarked by November 3, 2008.
-Voted ballots may be delivered in person to the Board of Elections by 7:30 P.M. on November 4, 2008.
I'd add one more thing: be very sure you fill out your application and ballot envelope correctly, to be sure your vote counts.