News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Lehmans

Hennes Paynter Communications

Akron Children's Hospital


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Politics


What's on the ballot in Northeast Ohio today?
Linndale tries an end-run on mayor's court, and Cleveland council members fight for bigger pieces of a smaller pie
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
Don't expect long lines at polling places in Cuyahoga and Summit counties today, but bring ID
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Todayis election day, at least in some parts of the region. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has this overview.

LISTEN: Election day, who knew?

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:20)


It’s primary day in Cleveland and in Akron.

Both cities are governed by charters,  which means both set up their own election rules. And in Cleveland, that means a nonpartisan primary for nine ward races for a City Council that’s getting smaller and whose lines have been redrawn.

One of those matches incumbent council man Zack Reed – who reports to jail next week as part of his third DUI sentence – against three challengers.

And another pits two incumbents – Eugene Miller and Jeffrey Johnson.

POLLING HOURS: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Winners of the primaries go onto the November election, but many face no competition there.

The head of the Cuyaghoga County Board of Elections, Pat McDonald, characterizes this as a medium-sized election, with about a third of the voters in Cuyahoga County having something to decide. And in many ways, he says, it’s no less work than the 2012 presidential election.

“As far as us in terms of election administration, we have many of the same things. It’s just done on a smaller scale.  We need to recruit thousands of pollworkers. We need to ensure the integrity of the equipment that’s being distributed… the ballots are out at all the polling locations.”

Not all voters will be deciding on candidates. The village of Linndale wants to become a charter government, which would exempt it from many state laws. It hopes that could include the law that put its controversial mayor’s court out of business.


 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Bridgestone exec indictments are latest step in a billion-dollar price-fixing case
Why is O.P.E.C Not investigated and charges brought against it and it's member companies? It sounds exactly the same...

Ohio's new drilling rules rely on known earthquake faults
requiring drillers to place seismic monitors when they drill within 3 miles of known fault lines. This comment really upsets me!! What good does an instrument t...

Kasich's gubernatorial ad focuses on his blue-collar roots
John Kasich is the biggest con-man in America. He will say one thing and then do the opposite. He is terribly successful at fooling the public and he is worki...

Cab drivers who refuse to drive Gay Games taxis will be replaced
the irony is that most americans distrust or hate muslims much more than they hate gays!! silly ignorant bigots-GO HOME!!!

New transportation companies come to Cleveland
Ride-sharing companies are breaking laws and regulations every day. From regulatory fee evasion to use of smartphone while driving (and even two smartphones(!) ...

Cleveland anti-poverty agency executive resigns amid financial probe
That committee won't be too independent. He plans to stay on until after the new appointee is chosen.

How can you wipe a criminal record clean?
Great article! NO CLINIC in May 2014, however, because it's graduation month for students For the next dates of the FREE Legal Clinic to help with Expungment,...

Drilling remains suspended while ODNR investigates NE Ohio earthquakes
Flaring and lights, so has all been halted? Also, smell of HS2 and sounds of an auger/drilling/water rushing underground. So, has all been halted? In light of t...

Will the Ohio River carry fracking wastewater?
Texas $ vs. WV citizens . Who will our governor listen to?

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University