Every candidate for the Tallmadge Board of Education and City Council who met the June 12 filing deadline saw their petitions certified by the Summit County Board of Elections Aug. 19.
The final ballot for the Board of Education shows three people vying for three seats: incumbents Rick Kellar and Valorie Prulhiere; and newcomer, Chris Tywon.
Six people have filed for three at-large seats on City Council, but only five will appear on November's ballot. Four Democrats -- incumbents Kim Ray, Robert Maguire and Ward 3 Councilman Jim Donovan; plus newcomer Jeffrey Rettberg, will face off in the Sept. 10 primary election. Residents will be asked to select three of the four hopefuls. Those three, along with two Republicans, former Councilman John Rensel and James Nuznoff, who ran against Gene Stalnaker for the Ward 2 Council seat and lost in 2011, will appear on the November ballot. Residents will be asked to select three of these five hopefuls.
Rensel has been appointed to serve in the seat Jack Sarver relinquished as of Aug. 1. Rensel will finish out Sarver's term until the end of this year. He must be one of the three highest vote-getters in November to remain on Council.
If Donovan is one of the three selected to serve as at-large Council in November, the Democratic Precinct Committee will be charged with appointing a replacement for his Ward 3 seat. That individual will serve the remainder of Donovan's term, which runs through Dec. 31, 2015.
Council and School Board members serve four-year terms.