Nov. 29 – Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
Covered by Documenter Giorgiana Lascu
What happened: The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections discussed a recount of a county judicial race from the Nov. 8 election. The margin of votes separating candidate Brian Mooney, a Cleveland City Council member, and incumbent Joan Synenberg requires a recount. It was set to begin Dec. 5 and is expected to take about three weeks, an election official said.
Uncertain certification: The board certified election results for a South Euclid judge despite legal counsel’s advice to do otherwise. Candidate Timothy Sterkel ran unopposed, but there was uncertainty about whether the election should have taken place. Board Members Inajo Davis Chappell and Lisa Stickan said they didn’t feel comfortable overruling 4,000-plus voters. Board Chair Jeff Hastings said the secretary of state or governor could intervene in the situation.
And also: The board certified all other Nov. 8 election results.
Read Documenter Giorgiana Lascu’s live Tweet from the meeting:
Curious about board members and how they’re appointed? Check out this Twitter thread from Signal Cleveland’s Paul Rochford for the answers.