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November 2, 2021 General Election

The November 2, 2021 General Election will feature a host of local offices and issues for voters to decide. Local election-years in Lake County are unique in that all candidates will appear on the ballot without party-affiliation (how refreshing, right?). Typically reserved for odd-years, this kind of election-year empowers voters to decide who will lead and hold important positions within their community.

All of Lake County’s cities, with the exception of Willowick, will have at least one city council contest to decide in November. Voters in the cities of Eastlake, Wickliffe and Willoughby will also see the office of mayor on the ballot. For voters residing in any one of the county’s nine villages, elections for member of village council will be conducted, while township voters will elect 2 of their 3 township trustees. Last, but certainly not least, all voters will elect members to their local school district board of education. The General Election filing deadline for candidates and local questions and issues is Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Once the Board of Elections certifies candidates and issues for the General Election ballot, the list of candidates and issues will be available on the Board of Elections’ website at