Wednesday, 07 November 2018 06:16

Summit County Local Race Results

Below are the results of local, Summit County races, per the Summit County Board of Elections: 

#2 Nordonia Hills CSD Tax Levy (Add)
Current Expenses 6.98 Mills Ongoing
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 32 OF 32 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 AGAINST THE TAX LEVY.  .  .  .  .  .  .      8,061   52.34         2,582         5,479
 FOR THE TAX LEVY .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      7,340   47.66         1,980         5,360

#3 Norton CSD Income Tax w/ Property Tax Reduction
.5% Tax on Income, 1.9 to 0.0 Mills on Prop Tax Ongoing
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 16 OF 16 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 FOR THE ISSUE .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      3,042   52.00           694         2,348
 AGAINST THE ISSUE.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,808   48.00           610         2,198

#4 Tallmadge CSD Tax Levy (Add)
Current Expenses 7.4 Mills 5yrs
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 17 OF 17 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 AGAINST THE TAX LEVY.  .  .  .  .  .  .      4,539   54.96         1,157         3,382
 FOR THE TAX LEVY .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      3,720   45.04           857         2,863

#5 Manchester LSD Tax Levy (Ren)
Current Expenses 6.9 Mills 5yrs
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 8 OF 8 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 FOR THE TAX LEVY .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,607   68.86           601         2,006
 AGAINST THE TAX LEVY.  .  .  .  .  .  .      1,179   31.14           299           880

#6 Woodridge LSD Tax Levy (Add)
Emergency 8.19 Mills 5yrs
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 23 OF 23 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 FOR THE TAX LEVY .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      4,378   52.90         1,296         3,082
 AGAINST THE TAX LEVY.  .  .  .  .  .  .      3,898   47.10         1,300         2,598

#7 Stark County District Library Tax Levy (Add)
2.2 Mills 8yrs
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 1 OF 1 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 FOR THE TAX LEVY .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .          0                     0             0
 AGAINST THE TAX LEVY.  .  .  .  .  .  .          0                     0             0

#8 Summit County Tax Levy (Ren & Incr) 3.25 Mills 6yrs
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 420 OF 420 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 FOR THE TAX LEVY .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    122,627   60.06        37,347        85,280
 AGAINST THE TAX LEVY.  .  .  .  .  .  .     81,541   39.94        22,350        59,191

#9 Akron Charter Amendment Move Municipal Primary to May
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 137 OF 137 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     33,757   61.43        11,695        22,062
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     21,195   38.57         6,912        14,283

#11 Akron 8-J Local Option
Papa Gyros 105 LLC Sunday Sales
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 1 OF 1 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        419   71.75           168           251
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        165   28.25            89            76

#12 Cuy Falls Charter Amendment
Move Municipal Primary to May
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 40 OF 40 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     16,438   85.19         4,191        12,247
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,858   14.81           482         2,376

#13 Green Charter Amendment
Move Municipal Primary to May
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 20 OF 20 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      6,343   62.52         1,959         4,384
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      3,802   37.48           852         2,950

#14 Green Charter Amendment Article VI Law Director
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 20 OF 20 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      5,537   50.13         1,316         4,221
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      5,508   49.87         1,668         3,840

#15 Green 4-A Local Option
Latino Bar & Grill LLC Sunday Sales
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 1 OF 1 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        384   70.33           117           267
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        162   29.67            65            97

#16 Macedonia Charter Amendment
Section 3.03 Tie Votes in Council
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 12 OF 12 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      3,283   59.06         1,017         2,266
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,276   40.94           619         1,657

#17 Macedonia Charter Amendment
Section 4.13 Reduce Pay for Misconduct
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 12 OF 12 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      4,050   72.92         1,166         2,884
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      1,504   27.08           474         1,030

#18 Macedonia Charter Amendment
Section 10.01 Planning and Zoning Commission
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 12 OF 12 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,956   53.72           867         2,089
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,547   46.28           759         1,788

#19 Macedonia Charter Amendment
Change Appointment or Removal Process of City Employees
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 12 OF 12 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,863   53.41           806         2,057
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,497   46.59           783         1,714

#20 Macedonia Income Tax
.25% Increase on Fire, Police, Service Dept. Ongoing
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 12 OF 12 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 FOR THE INCOME TAX  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      3,209   54.94           981         2,228
 AGAINST THE INCOME TAX .  .  .  .  .  .      2,632   45.06           709         1,923

#21 Norton Charter Amendment Section 2.04 Vacancy
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 11 OF 11 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      3,121   65.79           793         2,328
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      1,623   34.21           233         1,390

#22 Norton Charter Amendment Section 2.09 Compensation
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 11 OF 11 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,715   58.00           500         2,215
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      1,966   42.00           512         1,454

#23 Norton Charter Amendment Section 3.06 Vacancies
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 11 OF 11 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,833   62.03           731         2,102
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      1,734   37.97           263         1,471

#24 Norton Charter Amendment
Section 3.08 Compensation and Reimbursements
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 11 OF 11 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,449   53.12           461         1,988
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,161   46.88           543         1,618

#25 Norton Charter Amendment
Section 5.02 Department of Finance and Finances
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 11 OF 11 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      3,142   67.67           789         2,353
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      1,501   32.33           216         1,285

#26 Norton Charter Amendment
Section 5.03 Board of Control
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 11 OF 11 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      3,198   68.54           814         2,384
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      1,468   31.46           199         1,269

#27 Stow Charter Amendment
Section 21.08 Term Limits for Elected Officials
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 27 OF 27 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     11,994   82.39         3,135         8,859
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,563   17.61           718         1,845

#28 Stow 1-B Local Option
Meijer Stores Limited Partnership Sunday Sales
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 1 OF 1 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        359   72.82           105           254
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        134   27.18            50            84

#29 Tallmadge Charter Amendment
Move Municipal Primary to May
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 16 OF 16 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      5,104   67.72         1,412         3,692
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,433   32.28           489         1,944

#30 Twinsburg Zoning Amendment Ordinance 64-2018
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 15 OF 15 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      4,233   54.58         1,532         2,701
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      3,522   45.42         1,025         2,497

#31 Twinsburg Charter Amendment Article III
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 15 OF 15 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      5,214   68.43         1,863         3,351
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,406   31.57           672         1,734

#32 Twinsburg Charter Amendment Article IV
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 15 OF 15 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      5,349   69.46         1,867         3,482
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,352   30.54           683         1,669

#33 Twinsburg Charter Amendment Section 6.02
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 15 OF 15 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      4,719   61.95         1,536         3,183
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,898   38.05           980         1,918

#34 Twinsburg Charter Amendment Article VII
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 15 OF 15 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      3,778   50.96         1,252         2,526
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      3,636   49.04         1,227         2,409

#35 Twinsburg Charter Amendment
Move Municipal Primary to August
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 15 OF 15 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      4,899   64.68         1,638         3,261
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,675   35.32           873         1,802

#36 Twinsburg Charter Amendment Section 9.03
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 15 OF 15 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      5,855   75.77         2,045         3,810
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      1,872   24.23           531         1,341

#37 Boston Hts Vill Tax Levy (Ren)
Fire Apparatus, Appliances, Buildings .5 Mills 5yrs
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 1 OF 1 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 FOR THE TAX LEVY .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        482   68.18           136           346
 AGAINST THE TAX LEVY.  .  .  .  .  .  .        225   31.82            57           168

#38 Mogadore Vill Muni Income Tax .25% Increase, Ongoing
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 2 OF 2 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 AGAINST THE INCOME TAX .  .  .  .  .  .        586   54.21           112           474
 FOR THE INCOME TAX  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        495   45.79            69           426

#39 Mogadore Vill Charter Amendment Section 18.01
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 2 OF 2 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        653   63.46           109           544
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        376   36.54            64           312

#40 Bath Twp Tax Levy (Ren)
Park System and Facilities .75 Mills 5yrs
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 8 OF 8 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 FOR THE TAX LEVY .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      3,823   71.02         1,312         2,511
 AGAINST THE TAX LEVY.  .  .  .  .  .  .      1,560   28.98           490         1,070

#41 Copley Twp Tax Levy (Replacmnt & Incr)
3.5 Mills 3yrs
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 12 OF 12 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 FOR THE TAX LEVY .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      4,917   63.50         1,741         3,176
 AGAINST THE TAX LEVY.  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,826   36.50           915         1,911

#42 Coventry Twp Tax Levy (Add) .5 Mills 5yrs
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 8 OF 8 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 FOR THE TAX LEVY .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,034   50.75           483         1,551
 AGAINST THE TAX LEVY.  .  .  .  .  .  .      1,974   49.25           482         1,492

#43 Northfield Ctr Twp Tax Levy (Ren & Incr)
General Construction of Roads 2.78 Mills 5yrs
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 5 OF 5 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 FOR THE TAX LEVY .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      1,810   64.53           527         1,283
 AGAINST THE TAX LEVY.  .  .  .  .  .  .        995   35.47           313           682

#44 Richfield Twp Zoning Amendment
Article IV, Section 420
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 2 OF 2 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        995   69.39           334           661
 YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        439   30.61           208           231

#45 Sagamore Hills Twp Tax Levy (Add)
General Construction of Roads 1 Mill, Ongoing
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 10 OF 10 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 FOR THE TAX LEVY .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      3,468   64.76         1,154         2,314
 AGAINST THE TAX LEVY.  .  .  .  .  .  .      1,887   35.24           564         1,323

#46 Springfield Twp Tax Levy (Ren & Incr)
General Construction of Roads 1.5 Mills 5yrs
Vote for not more than  1
    (WITH 10 OF 10 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
 FOR THE TAX LEVY .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,630   53.53           640         1,990
 AGAINST THE TAX LEVY.  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,283   46.47           497         1,786
Published in Local
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 11:47

Akron's Primary Move in the Hands of the Voters

Akron voters will decide in November whether or not the city's primary election will be held in September, as it has been, or move to May, as the Mayor's Office is proposing.

City Council held a special meeting Tuesday, approving the ballot measure, after the Board of Elections verified more than 6,100 signatures that Mayor Dan Horrigan's Office collected. The Mayor's efforts exceeded the requirement per the Board of Election, as he actually collected nearly 9,200, and only needed a little more than 4,200 valid, Akron resident's signatures.

See the full press release from the City of Akron below: 

Akron, Ohio, September 5, 2018  A ballot measure to move the local primary election from September to May—to better comply with state law regarding overseas and military ballots, increase voter turnout and save taxpayer money—will come before Akron voters this November. More than 6,100 Akron voters signed petitions submitted to Council, requesting the opportunity to vote on the issue. The grassroots petition effort spearheaded by Mayor Horrigan, Council President Sommerville and Vice President Fusco well exceeded the number of signatures required to place the issue on the ballot. Council approved the petition-initiated measure at a special meeting held yesterday evening. 

The May primary proposal was first announced in early July as a joint effort by several Summit County communities that currently hold primaries in September. September primaries, which predate early voting laws, now conflict with state law intended to ensure overseas voters, including active duty military, can participate fully in local elections. This change would provide ample time for the Board of Elections to certify results before the general election. For Akron, a May primary would save taxpayers more than $80,000 each election and could increase voter turnout by about 46%. Cities in 85 out of 88 Ohio counties and the State of Ohio already hold primaries in May.

A majority of Akron City Council supported the ballot measure. However, five Council members (Sims, Omobien, Neal, Kilby, and Milkovich) opposed placing the issue before Akron voters. Therefore, the petition process was initiated and successfully completed to enable Akron voters to decide when their local primary should be held. Pleased with an efficient and effective petition drive, Mayor Horrigan added, “This is democracy at work. City and Council leadership felt strongly that this is exactly the type of issue that should be put before voters. Our petition signers agreed, and helped us put this common-sense measure where it belongs, which is on the ballot.”

More information about the May primary proposal is available here. The ballot measure will be assigned an issue number by the Board of Elections next week. It will be presented to Akron voters on the upcoming November ballot as provided below:

Shall Section 4 of the Charter of the City of Akron be amended to move the primary election date for municipal elections to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May consistent with the primary election date established by state law?

YES

NO

 

Published in Local
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 17:31

Early Voting Starts In Ohio

Ohio's presidential primary election is set for March 15th, but you can vote absentee starting on Wednesday.

Through March 14th, you can vote in person at the Board of Elections, or get your ballot to vote by mail.

Summit County Board of Elections director Joe Masich tells WAKR.net that it's too early to predict turnout, but they are ready for heavy turnout due to interest in the presidential race.

He says other things are on the ballot, including races for Summit County offices and issues.

Masich says candidates who have withdrawn from their races will still be on the ballot, but notices about them will be posted at the voting booths.

Published in Local
Friday, 30 October 2015 08:06

Horrigan: Have To Earn It

Democratic mayoral nominee Dan Horrigan says his campaign is still working hard, despite the success of other Democrats in the past.

"You always work hard. You don't take anything for granted. Nobody gives you anything, " Horrigan tells WAKR.net. "You've gotta go out and earn it, and that's one of the great characteristics of the city...we've earned every everything that we've had. Nobody gives us anything."

Horrigan faces challenges from Republican Eddie Sipplen and Independent Bill Melver. The city of Akron historically leans heavily Democratic, and has had a Democratic mayor leading the city for the past 30 years.

There are more than 20,000 registered Democrats in Akron, compared to more than 2,800 that identify themselves as Republican, according to the Summit County Board of Elections data. There are over 99,000 voters who identify as independent.

Horrigan says his campaign's efforts on the ground proved to be an important tool, saying candidates have to understand the voters' needs and concerns. "This campaign has always been about issues," Horrigan says. "And it's about the voters. It's not about me, and it's not about the other opponent. It's about what they (voters) care about. Because that's what elections are for."

Akron will elect a new mayor for the first time in nearly 30 years next Tuesday. Early voting through the weekend hours at the Summit County Board of Elections, 500 Grant Street, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday. Precincts will be open the usual times for in-person voting on Tuesday.

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