Today, August 4, there will be a special election held in a number of counties in Ohio. These elections involve important community issues such as school districts, fire departments, and local senior centers.
In Ohio there will be in-person voting available on Election Day. In most counties, the normal polling locations will be open. An exception is in Wood County, which is consolidating all of its August 4 voting to one location.
What’s on the ballot?
The Ohio Secretary of State’s website has a full list of “Local Questions and Issues” for the August 4 special election available in a downloadable spreadsheet. If you need more details on your ballot and where/how to vote, contact your county’s board of elections office.
Here are some basic details:
Cuyahoga County — The City of Maple Heights has a renewal tax levy to fund operations of the local Senior Center.
Darke County — The Ansonia Local School District has a renewal income tax levy to fund current expenses.
Fairfield County — The Village of Lithopolis has a new income tax levy to fund “public safety, capital projects, acquire public parklands and additional police protection.”
Fayette County — The Washington Court House City School District has a new income tax levy to fund current expenses.
Hamilton County — The City of Mt. Healthy has a new tax levy to fund fire, EMS and equipment; The Village of St. Bernard has a renewal tax levy to fund current expenses.
Hancock County — The Findlay City School District has a new tax levy to fund operating current operating expenses.
Montgomery County — Clay Township has a renewal tax levy to fund fire and EMS.
Shelby County — The Sidney City School District has a new tax levy to “avoid an operating deficit.”
Summit County — The Springfield Local School District has a new tax levy for “emergency requirements.”
Wood County — The Bowling Green City School District has eight referendums/initiatives to transfer territory from the school district to a number of other school districts.