Five local candidates have been disqualified from the September primary election ballot in Akron.
Ward 5 candidate Natural Hunka Kaboom was ruled off the ballot as a candidate in Ward 5 because of an insufficient number of signatures.
Other candidates disqualified for the same reason were Mike Adams, another Ward 5 democratic candidate, Michael Rogers in Ward 6, Keith John Elrod in Ward 9 and, Michelle Baker, a candidate for council-at large in Cuyahoga Falls by the Summit County Elections Board at its meeting Monday.
Robert DeVitis, a Republican candidate for Ward 2 in Akron , withdrew before the board meeting.
The disqualifications will mean that some candidates who had primary opposition now have none. Councilman Jim Hurley will be unopposed in Ward 2 and two Republican incumbents, Jeff Iula and Carol Ann Klinger, will not be challenged for their at-large seats in Cuyahoga Falls.