Higher than usual voter turnout seen in PC


By Eddie Mowen Jr. - emowen@civitasmedia.com



PREBLE COUNTY — Nearly 50 percent of all registered voters in Preble County cast a vote last week during the Tuesday, Nov. 3, General Election, which featured hot-button statewide topics such as redistricting and the possibility of legalizing marijuana.

Terri Hans, director of the Preble County Board of Elections, said the number ofvotes cast is more than normal during an off-year election. She said she wasn’t sure why the numbers were higher, but the state issues most likely had something to do with the better than usual turnout.

Hans said there are several provisional ballots which still needed to be counted and the final results will be certified at the BOE’s Nov. 19 meeting.

Hans said there is the possibility of a few races having recounts, but she won’t know for sure until all the ballots have been counted.

“We were pleasantly surprised and all the polling locations were busy,” she said. “For an off-year, it was pretty high.”

There was a minor technical issue with getting results posted to the BOE website, but the situation was resolved in a timely manner and the results were posted that evening.

Voters in the county were in favor of Issue 1 — 7,819 in favor, 4,338 against. Voters in the county, unlike the state, were against Issue 2 — 6,509 against and 6,317 in favor.

Issue 3 went down in Preble County by almost a 2-1 vote with 8,413 against and 4,580 in favor.

Late Tuesday evening, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted issued a statement regarding the statewide results for Issues 1-3.

“Monopolies were the theme of this Election Day and voters said with a clear voice that there is no place for them in Ohio’s Constitution,” Husted said. “With the passage of State Issue 1, Ohio voters strengthened their voice by rightly choosing to end a political monopoly by ending the practice of partisan gerrymandering of state legislative districts.”

He continued: “To protect our individual rights voters passed Issue 2, which bans private monopolies and special interests from buying a spot in the state constitution for their own benefit.

“And despite over $25 million in ads, Ohioans were not fooled into putting a marijuana monopoly into the constitution. Ohio voters are smart people and said no to State Issue 3, which would have made the state’s drug issues worse, harming people and the economy,” Husted said.

According to the unofficial results, statewide Issue 1 passed, 2,025,467-808,999. Issue 2 passed 1,553,357-1,451,520, and Issue 3 failed 1,094,289-1,958,802.

Unofficial results for all issues put before Preble County voters were as follows:

State —

Issue One-Drawing Legislative Districts

YES — 7,819 (64.32)

NO — 4,338 (35.68)

Issue Two-Protect Initiative Process

YES — 6,317 (49.25)

NO — 6,509 (50.75)

Issue Three-Prod. & Sale of Marijuana

YES — 4,580 (35.25)

NO — 8,413 (64.75)

Townships —

4 Harrison Twp, Ren, 1 mill, Road

For the Tax Levy — 495 (60.07)

Against the Tax Levy — 329 (39.93)

5 Harrison Twp, Add, 0.5 mill, Cemetery

For the Tax Levy — 644 (43.87)

Against the Tax Levy — 824 (56.13)

6 Lanier Twp, Renew,1 mill,Cemetery

For the Tax Levy — 866 (68.89)

Against the Tax Levy — 391 (31.11)

7 Monroe Twp,Add, 0.6 mill,Fire

For the Tax Levy — 389 (59.39)

Against the Tax Levy — 266 (40.61)

8 Twin Twp, Replace,0.5 mill, Cemetery

For the Tax Levy — 501 (57.79)

Against the Tax Levy – 366 (42.21)

9 Washingotn Twp, Renew, .05 mill, fire

For the Tax Levy — 470 (73.21)

Against the Tax Levy — 172 (26.79)

10 Washington twp, Renew, 1 Mill, Fire

For the Tax Levy — 445 (71.31)

Against the Tax Levy — 179 (28.69)

11 Washington Twp, Add, 1 Mill, EMS

For the Tax Levy — 278 (44.34)

Agaist the Tax Levy — 349 (55.66)

Schools —

12 College Corner LSD, Renew, 6.5 Mills

For the Tax Levy — 129 (71.27)

Against the Tax Levy — 52 (28.73)

13 Twin Twp, Renew, 9 Mill, Current Exp

For the Tax Levy — 1,141 (62.25)

Against the Tax Levy — 692 (37.75)

14 Twin Valley LSD, Renew, 2.6 Mills,

For the Tax Levy — 1,088 (59.58)

Against the Tax Levy — 738 (40.42)

Precincts –

15 Gasp1, Local Option, C-1/C-2

Yes — 134 (66.01)

No — 69 (33.99)

16 Gasp1, D-6

YES — 109 (53.43)

NO — 95 (46.57)

17 Gasp 2&3, Renew, 1.3 Mills, Police Pro

For the Tax Levy — 806 (79.17)

Against the Tax Levy — 212 (20.83)

Villages –

18 Vill. C.C.,Renew,5.2 Mills, Fire Protection

For the Tax Levy — 53 (71.62)

Against the Tax Levy — 21 (28.38)

19 Vill. of Gratis, Renew,1.2 Mills, COE

For the Tax Levy — 139 (47.60)

Against the Tax Levy — 153 (52.40)

20 Vill. of Gratis, Add, not ex. 1 mill

For the Tax Levy — 161 (55.14)

Against the Tax Levy — 131 (44.86)

21 Vill of Lewis, Renew, 1 Mill, C.Exp

For the Taxy Levy — 433 (79.60)

Against the Tax Levy — 111 (20.40)

22 Lewis, Increase, C P of Time

For the Income Tax — 338 (62.59)

Against the Income Tax — 202 (37.41)

23 Vil of New Paris, Renew, 2 mills, COE

For the Tax Levy — 220 (55.14)

Against the Tax Levy — 179 (44.86)

24 Vill. Verona, Renew, 1.9 Mills, COE

For the Tax Levy — 82 (70.69)

Against the Tax Levy — 34 (29.31)

25 Vill Verona, Renew, 2 Mills, COE

For the Tax Levy — 76 (66.67)

Against the Tax Levy — 38 (33.33)

26 Vill of W. Man, Renew, 3.6 Mills, COE

For the Tax Levy — 80 (66.12)

Against the Tax Levy — 41 (33.88)

Preble County –

27 PC Dist. Lib, Renew, 1 Mill, Cur. Exp

For the Tax Levy — 8,274 (69.69)

Against the Tax Levy — 3,599 (30.31)

28 Preble Co, Replce, 0.6 Mills, CSD

For the Tax Levy — 7,222 (56.79)

Against the Tax Levy — 5,495 (43.21)

Results provided by www.electionsonthe.net

By Eddie Mowen Jr.

emowen@civitasmedia.com

Reach Eddie at 937-683-4055 or on Twitter @emowen_RH.

Reach Eddie at 937-683-4055 or on Twitter @emowen_RH.

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