(Toledo, OH) Some on Toledo city council already are expressing opposition to a proposed charter change that would move the city primary from September to May.
Council member Rob Ludeman says the primary change would take away Toledo’s fair and festival season, a prime time for city council candidates and others to get petition signatures needed to make the ballot. He also questioned the high number of petition signatures required to get on the ballot for mayor and at-large council seats.
If council approves, voters would decide the proposed charter changes this September. The first primary on a new date would occur in 2018. Akron and Cleveland are the only other major Ohio cities with a September primary election.