New terms for council members:
Akron voters approved changes to the terms of council members that will apply for the first time to the candidates elected this year.
• At-large and ward council members are running this year for two-year terms. (At-large members previous had four-year terms.)
• In the 2015 election, at-large and ward council members will run for four-year terms, as will the mayor.
• This will put all council members and the mayor on the same election cycle. It also will mean at-large council members no longer could choose to run against the mayor from a protected seat.