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Election Tuesday: Here are your candidates, levies

3:02 PM, May 3, 2011   |    comments
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There are primaries and special elections throughout Northeast Ohio on Tuesday. The polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. across Ohio.

If you are voting by absentee ballot, your ballot had to be postmarked by Monday (May 2) to be counted. (You cannot bring your absentee ballot to the polls on Tuesday)

If you are not voting by mail, you need to go to the polls and vote on Tuesday.

If you live in Cuyahoga County, your ballots will look different Tuesday, as they will be written in both English and Spanish. The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections first used bilingual ballots in polling places with large Hispanic populations last year but is now printing all the ballots county-wide that way.

Here's an alphabetical list of all boards of election in Ohio by county

For Northeast Ohio, here is candidate, levy and issue information, plus links to several Northeast Ohio county boards of election.

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

There are Democratic city council and mayoral primaries in Berea, Newburgh Heights, and Parma, as well as a non-partisan primary in Strongsville.

With Parma Mayor Dean DePiero not seeking re-election, four candidates are vying for the Democratic nod.

View candidates/issues (pdf)

There are school tax levies in Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Euclid, Garfield Heights (additional and renewal), Maple Heights, Olmsted Falls, Parma and Strongsville.

There's a charter amendment on the ballot in Brecksville, a zoning issue in Fairview Park, a tax levy in Olmsted Falls, a Sunday liquor sales issue for Marc's in Parma, and a renewal tax levy in Warrensville Heights.

Summit County Board of Elections

There's a primary race for Barberton Municipal Court judge

Lake County Board of Elections

Kirtland and Riverside schools both have levies on the ballot and Perry has a public library issue before voters.

Geauga County Board of Elections

There's the Republican primary for the six-year Chardon Municipal Court seat between Daniel E. Bond, of Newbury, Dennis M. Coyne, of Bainbridge and Matt Lynch, of Bainbridge.

One will face Democrat Terri L. Stupica, of Chester Township, in November.

Middlefield Township has a tax levy on the ballot and South Russell has an income tax issue, while Chardon, Kirtland and West Geauga schools all have tax levies.

Lorain County Board of Elections

There are races for mayor, council, law director and auditor in the City of Elyria and ballot issues across the county. View all issues/levies (pdf)

There are tax levies in the City of Oberlin, Vermilion and Sheffield Township.

The school districts that have levies on the ballot are: Amherst, Avon, Avon Lake, Black River, Firelands, Lorain City Schools, Midview, New London, North Ridgeville, Olmsted Falls, Sheffield-Sheffield Lake, Strongsville, Vermilion and Wellington.

There are also levies on the ballot for the Avon Lake library, the Lorain public library, the Lorain public library's Avon branch and the Domonkas branch. The South Lorain ambulance district has a levy on the ballot.

There is also an Elyria City Ward 4 Precinct 4 issue for Sunday liquor sales at Marc's.

Portage County Board of Elections

There are primaries for City of Ravenna council and the Mayor of Streetsboro.

The school districts that have levies on the ballot are: Edinburg, Lake, Mogadore, Rootstown, Tallmadge and Waterloo.

The cities of Kent and Aurora have tax levies on the ballot and the City of Aurora has two amendments to the city's zoning map on the ballot.

Ashtabula County Board of Elections

The City of Ashtabula has primaries for city manager, solicitor and council.

There are also levies for: Dorset Township (fire levy), Jefferson Township/Village (Henderson library), Williamsfield Township (ambulance and EMS) and Jefferson Village (fire levy and operating levy).

Medina County Board of Elections

There are candidates on the ballot for Brunswick City Council. There is also an income tax on the City of Wadsworth ballot.

There are levies on the ballot in Medina Township (police), Westfield Township (fire) and  for the school districts of Black River and Highland.

Stark County Board of Elections

The City of Canton and the City of Massillon have candidates for mayor, council president, council, auditor and law director. Lake Township has a fire levy, Nimishillen Township has a road levy, and Perry Township has a police/streets/roads/bridges levy.

The following school districts have levies: Jackson, Lake, Canton, Fairless, Northwest, Sandy Valley and Marlington. The Massillon library has a levy on the ballot and the Stark County RTA has an issue on the ballot.

The cities of Canton and Massillon have several local options on the ballot for liquor sales.

Trumbull County Board of Elections

The following school districts have levies on the ballot: Bristol, Champion, Hubbard, Mathews and McDonald. Champion Township has a police levy on the ballot and Hubbard Township has a streets/roads/bridges levy on the ballot.

There are also Democratic and Republican primaries for elected offices.

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