There are three elections this year. The Special Election is on Tuesday, February 26; the Primary Election is on Tuesday, September 10; and the General Election on Tuesday, November 5.
The Special Election is being held so that voters can approve or disapprove of two different amendments to the Toledo City Charter. Nothing else is being voted on during this election. See the 2019 Issues and Levies page for more details.
The Primary Election is used to narrow the field of candidates down to twice the number of available seats. So for each of the six District City Council seats, where only one person can ultimately win the Primary Election will narrow the field down to the top two candidates. The winners of the primary election proceed on to the General Election
The General Election, which is always held on the Tuesday following the first Monday of November, determines who will take office.