By Wayne Allen
The Scioto County Board of Elections recently met to certify the results of the Nov. 3 general election.
The election saw a 41. 80 percent voter turnout with 18,548 votes cast out of 44,374 registered voters.
During the election, voters were faced with many issues and questions. The initial results of the election triggered a recount in the race for Madison Township Trustee.
The Scioto County Board of Elections conducted the recount which resulted in Donald R, Lambert Jr., receiving 459 votes and Greg Shirey II with 459 votes.
Since the recount resulted in a tie, a coin was flipped to determine the winner, and Lambert was the winner.
The voters of Scioto County also approved a Scioto County Children Services levy with 11,309 votes for the levy and 6,562 votes against the levy.
There were 16 levies on the ballot in ten townships. All off the levies were approved, with the exception of two levies in Harrison Twp.
Harrison Twp. voters did not pass a current expenses levy, 475 votes against and 340 yes votes. They also did not pass an electric aggregate program with 432 no votes and 351 yes votes.
State Issue One was approved by Scioto County and Ohio voters.
State Issue One was a constitutional amendment that creates a bipartisan redistricting commission in which Ohio Senate and House of Representative Districts are redrawn.
State Issue Two was approved by Scioto County and Ohio voters.
State Issue Two is a constitutional amendment, deemed the anti-monopoly amendment. The amendment would prohibit from taking effect any proposed constitutional amendment.
Scioto County and Ohio voters did not favor the constitutional amendment.
Issue three would allow for the production and sale of marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes. With the exception of the Madison Township Trustee race, which was recounted all other race results were unchanged.
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