Early voting numbers in Clark County for the November 5 general election have been low so far. With no hot button issues like casino approvals or collective bargaining limits, this year's election isn't likely to drive many people to the polls.
Clark County's ballot does include school levies, tax issues and municipal races, but Board of Elections Director Matthew Tlachac says voters shouldn't overlook local races and levies.
Tuesday is the start of absentee voting in Ohio and one school board race in Clark County has an emotional issue to deal with. School board candidate Ron Lyons died recently, but his name will still appear on the ballot for the Tecumseh School Board race.
The 76-year-old Lyons was well liked in the area and served on the Tecumseh School Board and as a Bethel Township Trustee. The Air Force veteran died unexpectedly last week.
In Today’s special election, voters in 23 Ohio counties will decide 28 issues, 19 of which are school issues. Here are some of the issues on Miami Valley ballots.
On the ballot in Montgomery County are a German Twp. Parks and Recreation levy, a Huber Heights school levy, and two ballot issues asking voters to move forward with a joint economic development zone, and hotel district between Butler Township and the City of Vandalia.
A handful of school levies make up the ballot in Clark County for Tuesday's May 7 election. One school district is already planning to ask voters to approve a levy in the fall if the district is not successful Tuesday.
Springfield City Schools has a 2.2-mill bond issue on the ballot. If passed it will allow the district to make security and safety improvements without raising tax bills. An old bond issue expires at the end of this year that would cost the homeowner of a $100,000 home approximately $67 a year.