Akron City Council is asking the Summit County Board of Elections to establish an early voting location in time for the November election.
Council President Marco Sommerville says that by having a site in place, the voting process would operate more smoothly.
"We want to make sure that when the day of voting comes, that people aren't waiting in long lines to vote,"he said.
"If they were to go to outside voting, it would be better for the general public."
Council passed an ordinance Monday night urging the Board of Elections to establish an early voting location in Akron.
The Summit County Board of Elections expects up to 25,000 voters to cast absentee ballots in-person for the November election.
At-large Councilman Jeff Fusco says a offsite voting facility is necessary when voter turnout is high.
"It's a presidential year, and typically the amount of people participating is increased."
In 2008, over 40,000 people voted early on E.Tallmadge Ave, which was located on the site of the Job Center and other county offices.
President Sommerville is confident that the Board will decide in the Council's favor to establish a new early voting location during their monthly meeting Tuesday morning. It is unclear if the Board will approve a new location or direct people to their offices when election time comes around.
"We're confident they'll do the right thing," Sommerville explained.
The Board of Elections will meet at 9.a.m. at their Grant Street office.
Council also passed an ordinance congratulating Miami Heat forward and Akron native LeBron James on winning his first NBA Championship.