District 2 voters to choose Council seat by paper ballotsWritten by Staff Reports | | email@example.com
Voters in District 2 can cast their votes electronically in the primary election — except for one race.
When arriving at the polls on May 6, District 2 voters will be handed a paper ballot where they can cast their vote for a candidate to fill the District 2 Toledo City Council seat vacated by D. Michael Collins.
Because the filing deadline for interested candidates was March 27 and early voting was scheduled to start April 1, the race couldn’t be included on the electronic ballot, said Lucas County Board of Elections Deputy Director Dan DeAngelis.
“The District 2 race is by paper only. We had to do that because of the late filing deadline in the City of Toledo charter,” DeAngelis said. “We couldn’t hold off building our database for the primary when we had hundreds of different candidates and ballot styles. The best solution was to have two different databases.”
Running for the open seat are Matt Cherry, Joe Celusta, Marcia Helman and Bob Vasquez.
Polls in Ohio opened at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. In Michigan, the hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.