Cleveland's mayoral race will be crowded.

Nine candidates collected enough signatures to earn a spot on the primary election ballot.

Candidates had to collect 3,000 signatures and return them to the Board of Elections by June 29 in order to be included on the Sept. 12 primary ballot, but received five extra days to collect signatures.

The top two vote recipients will make the November ballot.

The nine verified candidates are: incumbent Frank Jackson, councilman Jeff Johnson, councilman Zack Reed, State Rep. Bill Patmon, local restaurant CEO Brandon Chrostowski, former economics student Dyrone Smith, west side Republican Robert Kilo, local entrepreneur Tony Madalone and former East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer.