Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

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OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, October 31st:

Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson
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Eight candidates have filed petitions to challenge Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson in the fall nonpartisan primary election. Here's a look at who met Thursday's filing deadline.

East Cleveland
East Cleveland

The mayor of East Cleveland faces hefty fines from a state board that oversees campaign finance reporting. The fines were levied for incomplete, late and missing fundraising reports.

Last month the Ohio Elections Commission fined Gary Norton $114,100. In 2015, the commission fined the mayor $20,000. The commission turned the fines over to the state attorney general’s office for collection.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Wednesday voted to certify results of the Nov. 8th general election. 

The Secretary of State moved up the date for certification so the Board of Elections spent last weekend counting provisional ballots in order to meet Wednesday's 3 o’clock deadline, according to its Deputy Director Tony Perlatti.