Cleveland Heights voters asked to unify technical aspects of city charter, strong mayor with Issue 6
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — With their first mayoral election coming up in 2021, local voters are being asked to approve Issue 6 on Nov. 3, described as a housekeeping measure for the new version of City Hall.
The objective is to clear the way for a possible mayoral run-off election without any possible protests or procedural disputes being lodged.
“Voting ‘yes’ on Issue 6 clarifies the filing date for mayoral candidates by unifying two different parts of the City Charter,” said Tony Cuda, campaign manager for Citizens for An Elected Mayor.
Or, as the revised ballot language puts it:
“Shall the Charter of the City of Cleveland Heights be amended to provide that candidates for all elected offices shall file petitions with the election authorities not later than 4 p.m. on the ninetieth (90th) day prior to the date set for the primary election?”
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