There are now 9 contenders for mayor of Cleveland

Voters cast their ballots on Election Da

(Cleveland) - There are now 9 candidates slated to appear on the primary ballot in the race for mayor of Cleveland. 

The last 3 candidates to make the ballot are former East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer, T-shirt businessman Tony Madalone, and former non-profit executive Robert Kilo. 

The trio had to collect at least 3,000 valid signatures from registered Cleveland voters as required by the city charter.  

They join 6 others who already qualified, Mayor Frank Jackson, Councilmen Jeff Johnson, and Zack Reed, restaurant owner Brandon Chrostowski, State Representative Bill Patmon, and former Cleveland State economics student Dyrone Smith. 

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Director Pat McDonald says with 9 candidates on the ballot, he's expecting a larger than usual turnout for the September primary. 

Two other contenders, James Jerome Bell and Camry Kincaid have qualified to be write-in candidates.  

 The primary is September 12th. The top two vote-getters will square off in the general election on November 7th.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM & Getty Images)

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