The two front runners in Akron's Democratic mayoral primary have cast their ballots.
Mayor Don Plusquellic stopped by the Summit County Board of Elections today to vote, a day before the primary election in Akron, Barberton and Stow.
Plusquellic arrived without a large crowd, saying that voting is an individual decision and that he doesn't require an entourage. The mayor commented afterward that the most important thing is for people to participate in the political process.
That's something Plusquellic has in common with Mike Williams, who is also running for mayor. Williams, who did choose to arrive with a large group of people when he cast his ballot last week, also said that he wants the winner to truly be selected by the largest possible number of potential voters, regardless of the outcome.
Janice Davis is running against Williams and Plusquellic as well.
Plusquellic and Williams aren't the only ones have already voted. The board of elections reports that 4,523 absentee ballots have been requested, 4,041 of them by voters in Akron. In all, 3,727 ballots have been marked and returned. The individual envelopes containing those ballots remain sealed until the polls close Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.