(Plain Press, August 2017) The City of Cleveland will have a primary election on September 12th. Early voting begins on August 15th. To get an absentee ballot application you can contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at: www.443vote.com or by calling 216-443-3298.
Citizens, age 18 and older by the general election date (November 7, 2017), are eligible to register to vote. If you are not yet registered to vote, registration forms are available at local libraries and at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Avenue. You can also download and print out a voter registration form at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections’ website at: boe.cuyahogacounty.us. You must be registered to vote 30 days prior to the election date (by August 14th) to be eligible to vote in the Primary Election. If you have moved and need to change your address, you can use the same form to do that as well.
Primary voters will narrow the field for the race for Mayor of the City of Cleveland from eleven candidates down to two. There will be nine mayoral candidates on the ballot and two write in candidates.
Mayoral candidates appearing on the ballot are: Eric J. Brewer, Brandon Edwin Chrostowski, Frank G. Jackson, Jeff Johnson, Robert M. Kilo, Tony Madalone, Bill Patmon, Zack Reed, and Dyrone W. Smith. The two write-in candidates for mayor are: James Jerome Bell and Camry S. Kincaid.
In City Council wards where there are three or more candidates, primaries also will be held. In the area served by the Plain Press, Ward 14 will have a primary featuring five candidates. City Council candidates in Ward 14 are: Kyle Cassidy, Nelson Cintron Jr., Brian Cummins, Omar Medina and Jasmin Santana.
In Ward 14, Precinct F, voters will be able to weigh in on a Local Liquor Option. Dave’s Supermarket, 3565 Ridge Road, is asking voters to approve a D-6 liquor permit allowing the Sunday sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages.
Ward 13, just to the south of the Plain Press service area in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood will have a primary featuring three candidates as will Ward 17, just to the west of the Plain Press service area. East Side Wards 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 will also feature primary City Council races.