Election Day 2017 Is Tuesday

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(Undated) – Tuesday is Election Day, and voters in Greater Cleveland will see that it’s mainly a local election, as elections in odd-numbered years in Ohio are usually for city, village, township and school district races.

Two statewide issues, Issues 1 and 2, will be on everyone's ballot.  Issue 1, “Marsy’s Law,” would give crime victims more rights in the judicial process.  Issue 2, the Drug Price Relief Act, requires state agencies to not pay more for prescription drugs than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and requires the state to pay attorney fees for defense of the law.

Further down the ballot, you’ll find local tax and zoning issues.  Cuyahoga County has two county-wide issues, Issue 59 for the Port Authority, and Issue 61 for Cuyahoga Community College.

Most of the attention for mayoral races is being focused on Cleveland, where incumbent Frank Jackson is seeking a fourth term.  He’s challenged by councilman Zack Reed.  There are also contested mayoral contests in Brook Park, East Cleveland, Bay Village, Beachwood, Brooklyn Heights, Mayfield Heights, Middleburg Heights, Olmsted Falls, Parma Heights, Solon, University Heights, Woodmere, Eastlake, Wickliffe, Willoughby, and Vermilion.

Numerous cities and villages in Greater Cleveland have council and school board races on the ballot, along with township trustee positions that are up for grabs.

To see your sample ballot, click on the link for your county:

Cuyahoga County

Geauga County

Lake County

Lorain County

Medina County

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