Avon-Avon Lake General Election Guide
Cities will see 5 issues on August ballot, including fire/paramedic/police levies and charter amendments. November presidential election could pull big turnout.
As we look ahead to the November General election, Avon-Avon Lake Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's a compilation on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as Election Day nears. Bookmark this page for updates.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Avon-Avon Lake Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates.
- Lorain County Board of Elections: To see ballot issue text, registration and absentee voting directions, go to the Board of Elections website.
- Polling locations: To find polling locations and precincts, click here.
- Early Voting: You may vote early from October 1 to October 31. You can find full information how to do so here.
- Musto Seeking Lorain County Commissioner Seat
- Kokoski Wants to Retain Lorain County Commissioner Office
- Stammitti Seeks to Retain Lorain County Sheriff Seat
- Audali J. Torres Seeking Lorain County Sheriff Seat
- Nedwick Will Run Unopposed for Recorder's Office
- Talarek Running for County Treasurer Unopposed
- Carney Running Unopposed for County Engineer
- Evans Uncontested for Lorain County Coroner
- Nabakowski for Lorain County Clerk of Courts
- Will Unchallenged for County Prosecutor's Seat
- Lundy Seeking to Represent 55th District (55th District, Avon Lake)
- Rae Lynn Brady Seeking Ohio House Seat (55th District, Avon Lake)
- Boose Seeks Ohio House 57th District Seat (57th District, Avon)
- Lark Wants to Represent 57th District in Ohio House (57th District, Avon)
- Sherwin is Libertarian Candidate for 57th District (57th District, Avon)
- Issue 5: Charter Amendment, Power, Election and Term of council, changing the terms of council members, and staggering of terms.
- Issue 6: Charter Amendment, Civil Service Commission. Approval will amend Article VI, Section 3 of the charter, “Civil Service Commission,” is a language change emphasize the Civil Service Commission operates under the city’s home rule powers and does not need to comply with the Ohio Revised Code.
- Issue 7: Charter Amendment, Public Bidding. Approval will amend the amount to $10,000 or less, that does not require public bidding for municipal personal property, and at $25,000 or less for municipal real property. The current charter language only specified the $10,000 limit for municipal personal property.
- Issue 8: Charter Amendment, General Provisions - Charter Review. The change calls for the commission to “be seated by City Council on or before Jan. 31 of that succeeding year. Should City Council fail to act prior to Jan. 31, the Selection Committee’s appointments will be deemed seated as of that date.”
Issue 10: Avon Lake- Replacement of 1.25 mills and increase of .75 mills to be used to support ambulance, EMS services or both.
- Issue 31: Avon Local School District - Bond / 2.34-mill bond issue for construction of a new middle school.
- Issue 32: Avon Lake School District – 9.04-mill new money Emergency Levy for operating expenses.
- Issue 49: Mental Health levy, .6-mill replacement levy
- Issue 50: 911 Levy, .5-mill replacement and increase levy
- Issue 51: TB Clinic Levy, .065-mill replacement and decrease levy
GOP Candidate Mitt Romney: The former governor has visited the area multiple times. He's been the subject of many Patch commenters, including those who responded to Patrick Giusto's blog on Romney and Donald Trump.
And expect to see items on the heated race between U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D), an Avon resident, and State Treasurer Josh Mandel, his Republican contender, who spoke against Brown at the September 2011 Tea Party at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon.