Oct. 10, 2022

Getting Ready for November

Getting Ready for November

The Mayor of Akron Will No Seek Re-Election

"After much consideration and self-reflection, I have decided not to seek a third term as the mayor of this great city," Horrigan wrote in an emailed statement. "My reasons are my own, and they are without regret."

Get Registered to Vote

The deadline to register to vote in Ohio's upcoming election is Oct. 11 and early voting begins Oct. 12.

Check out the Online Voter Registration

In order to cast a ballot, Ohio residents must be registered by Oct. 11, thirty days before the general election is held.

To register, residents must meet these qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be 18 years old or older on or before the Nov. 8 election.
  • Must be an Ohio resident for at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
  • Have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.
  • Have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of election laws.

For more information see this article in the Beacon Journal

BW3 is Back in Downtown Akron

If you've missed some good wings, and good times with your friends (and didn't want to drive to Kent) BW3 (Buffalo Wild Wings) is back in downtown Akron

They are at the Corner of Exchange and S Main


349 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308

(234) 542-8888 | Sun.-Wed., 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-12 a.m

Applications for Civilian Oversight Board

Applications are now open for Akron's new civilian oversight board, a proposal from Mayor Dan Horrigan that City Council recently passed to oversee the city's policing policies and practices.

The board will be composed of eleven members, six of whom will be appointed by Horrigan with Council's consent and five selected directly by Council. It will include at least one resident from each ward, as well as an attorney, an expert in the field of mental health, an expert in the fields of racial equity and social justice and an expert in law enforcement.

Board members are recommended to complete optional training with the Akron Police Department's citizen academy and 40 hours of ride-alongs within their first year of service.

Each board member will receive $100 per board meeting, hearing or City Council session that they are required to attend, but annual compensation paid to any member may not exceed $1,200.

Another Shooting Akron

A 58-year-old man was shot by a 22 year old man in the University Park Neighborhood.

Full story

See the map of Akron Shootings.

988 Suicide Prevention Funding

On July 16, the federal government is requiring states launch a more robust and easy to remember 988 hotline with the aim of providing more capacity – costing $136 million for Ohio over five and a half years. Questions remain how that total cost will be covered.

Full Story

Interactive Voter Guide

If you click on the first link below, you can provide your address and see a customized ballot with your local races and issues only. If you prefer to find your own races, scroll down lower on this page.

2022 Election :Summit County Voter Guide

Voting resources

November election:What to know about Summit County voting, candidates, voting locations and more

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