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Election 2015 in the books

According to officials at the Adams County Board of Elections, the county had a strong turn out at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

“I haven’t actually looked at the numbers, said Mary Fannin, Deputy Director of the Board of Elections, but we had a good turn out this years. I’d say it was better than 2013.

People did seem to take a very personal interest in the election this year. The controversial nature of Issues 2 and 3 did bring out a lot of voters who had very definite ideas on the subject. Off year elections rarely generate large scale turn outs, but hot topic issues of interest to the general public do increase voter turnout. Especially when the issues are as devicive as the legalization of marijuana.

Issue 1 represented a very important change in statehouse governing. The bipartisan issue won nearly 2 to 1.

According to election officials, the counting went smoothly. Two precincts, Sprigg and Manchester, were late coming. “There was no problem, they just wanted to make sure they crossed all their t’s and dotted all their i’s,” Fannin said.

The unofficial election results were published in the Wednesday edition of the Defender.

The polls were kept open until 9 p.m. in Hamilton County to ensure that everyone had a fair opportunity to vote., after some voting issues cropped up early in the process. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted sent out a notice banning the release of election results until 9 p.m.

The offical counting of the votes will be on Nov. 16 when all the provisional ballots will be in and counted.

“It will change the vote numbers somewhat, I don’t think the numbers will change make any difference in the outcome of the races.” said Fannin.

The Defender will be publishing the results of the official count in a later edition.

Here, voters cast their ballots at the Peebles Fire Station.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Voter22.jpgHere, voters cast their ballots at the Peebles Fire Station.
BOE reports smooth sailing

By Patricia Beech

pbeech@civitasmedia.com

Reach Patricia Beech at 937-544-2391 or at pbeech@civitasmedia.com

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