There will be a special election on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 for a proposed amendment to the Charter of the City of Sandusky. This item, called Issue 1, will be the only item on the ballot. For information about your polling location or absentee voting, you can contact the Erie County Board of Elections at 419-627-7601 or visit

The City Charter requires the City to mail the ballot language of the charter amendment to every registered voter in the city of Sandusky. The mailer was sent out to every voter the week of January 16. The mailer also includes a cover letter signed by six of the seven Sandusky City Commissioners.

View the letter from the Sandusky City Commission 
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The ballot language for the proposed Charter Amendment is printed below

ISSUE 1 – Proposed Charter Amendment (Ordinance No. 22-228) City of Sandusky

Shall the Charter of the City of Sandusky, Section 25 be amended to include the following: Real property owned by the City, with the exception of existing or future park property owned by the City, may be sold or leased by the City with competitive bidding. Transparent negotiations for sale or lease of City property, by the City Manager, are required. The City Manager and City Commission shall not approve the sale, lease or private development on existing or future park property, in whole or part thereof, including park property under lease during the circulating of this Charter Amendment process, without approval by a majority of the electors of the City voting on the question at a general election. This Charter Amendment shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest date allowed by law.