Miami County Board of Elections approves proofed Nov. 3 ballots


By Sam Wildow - [email protected]



MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Board of Elections approved the Nov. 3 ballots during their meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

“The staff proofed the ballot language that is on the ballot with the original source material,” Deputy Director Eric Morgan said. “All corrections have been made.”

There are 24 different issues on the Nov. 3 ballot, including three state-wide issues. According to information provided by the Miami County Board of Elections office, those include:

  • State Issue One, which “creates a bipartisan, public process for drawing legislative districts”
  • State Issue Two, which is an anti-monopoly amendment and “protests the initiative process from being use for personal economic benefit”
  • State Issue Three, which “grants a monopoly for the commercial production and sale of marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes”

State Issue Three is currently in the court system due to a lawsuit over the language used to describe the issue on the ballot.

The local issues on the ballot include:

  • Renewal tax levy for the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 2.5 mills, county-wide
  • Renewal tax levy for Miami County bridge construction and repairs, 0.45 mills, county-wide
  • Proposed ordinance electric aggregation, Bradford
  • Proposed ordinance gas aggregation, Bradford
  • Renewal tax levy, 1.65 mills, Casstown
  • Zoning referendum, unincorporated Concord Township
  • Renewal tax levy for ambulance service, 1 mill, Fletcher
  • Renewal tax levy for continued fire protection, 1.5 mills, Lostcreek Township
  • Replaced and increased tax levy for ambulance service, 1.5 mills, incorporated and unincorporated Union Township
  • Renewal tax levy for permanent improvements, 3.9 mills, Milton-Union Exempted Village School District
  • Additional tax levy for senior citizens services or facilities, 1 mill, incorporated and unincorporated Union Township
  • Renewal income tax for current operating expenses, 0.75 percent, Newton Local School District
  • Additional tax levy for construction and repair of bridges and roads, 2.1 mills, Bethel Township
  • Renewal tax levy for current expenses of the Piqua Public Library, 1.3 mills, Piqua City School District
  • Local liquor option for Kroger at 1510 Covington Avenue in Piqua for Sunday alcohol sales, Piqua 5-A precinct
  • Renewal tax levy for operating the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 0.85 mills, Troy City School District
  • City of Troy referendum to establish hourly rates for part-time employees of the Troy Fire Department, Troy
  • Charter amendment that will allow West Milton’s municipal manager to submit a budget for the ensuing fiscal year” to the council on or before their first meeting in October, West Milton
  • Charter amendment to require 10 signatures in West Milton instead of 30 for qualified electors, West Milton
  • Charter amendment to require petitions in West Milton to be filed with Miami County Board of Elections at least 90 days before the day of election, West Milton
  • Renewal and increase tax levy for construction and repairs to bridges and roads, 4 mills, Union

Also during the board’s meeting on Wednesday, Morgan stated that the Riverside Developmental Disabilities school had requested to use a voting machine for the purpose of teaching students how to use it.

“I think that’s awesome,” board member Bob Huffman said. “I have no problem with that.”

Huffman encouraged them to lend them that voting machine and set up a mock election for them if the staff has time.

The voting machine to be used with Riverside will not be used in the upcoming election.

“Those people… do great work,” Huffman said. “If you can make up a mock election that would be fun for them, I think that would be great.”

By Sam Wildow

[email protected]

Reach Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall

Reach Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall

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