As election day voters headed to their polling locations, The Land caught up with city council candidates in four of the city’s hotly contested council races. Here’s what we saw.
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Civic engagement and voter turnout throughout Cleveland’s wards have been a mixed bag going into the primary election. Mail ballot requests and returns have generally increased citywide from where they lagged in 2017. And some progressive newcomers say their grassroots campaigns have seen on-the-ground interest in city council elections, but some of their incumbent counterparts remain wary.