(Plain Press, September 2017) The City of Cleveland will have a primary election on September 12th. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Early voting began on August 15th. Those wishing to vote early can go to the Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Avenue. You can visit them online at boe.cuyahogacounty.us for a list of early voting hours –besides regular business hours, they offer some evening and weekend voting times. 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.
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 – Michele Burk, Rocco J. Crisafi and Kevin Kelley.
Ward 17, just to the west of the Plain Press service area will also have a primary featuring three candidates – Martin J. Keane, John F. Kelly and Clinton E. Preslan. East Side Wards 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 will have primary City Council races.
Only Registered voters are eligible to vote. If you are not yet registered to vote, it is too late to register to vote in the primary election on September 12th. However, you have until October 10th to register to vote in the General Election scheduled for November 7th. Registration forms are available at local libraries, area high schools, 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. If you have moved and need to change your address, you can use the same form to do that as well. Citizens age 18 and older by election day are eligible to register to vote.