Early voting starts Tuesday for February special election

Early voting for a special election in Toledo starts Tuesday, Feb. 29. Voters will decide on two separate issues in the Feb. 26 election.

First, the proposal to keep the Lucas County jail downtown. If Toledo voters sign off, it will change the city charger, only allowing a jail to be renovated or built on or near the current property. County commissioners have said from the start that a new jail is not a want; it's a need. They argue that a new, downtown jail just isn't viable. Voters rejected a levy request in November to pay for the new jail on a proposed property on North Detroit Ave. in North Toledo.

Second, a proposal dubbed the Lake Erie Bill of Rights. If approved, the initiative would amend Toledo's charter to give Lake Erie rights and allow citizens to target sources of pollution.

Click here to read the ballot language for both proposals. for a list of recalled products.

The special election is only for voters in Toledo. For more information on where you vote, click here.

Early voting runs through Feb. 25, the day ahead of the election. Click here for hours and dates to vote early at the Ohio Means Jobs building at 1301 Monroe St. in Toledo.