Heads up, voters! New poll location!
- Published: November 6, 2011
Voters in Yellow Springs and some in Miami Township will go to a new location to vote this Tuesday, Nov. 8 — the Antioch College South Gym. All village voters — who live in Precincts 440, 441, 442 and 443 — and Miami Township voters who live in Precinct 456 will vote at the college gym rather than the Bryan Center or Presbyterian Church as in years past. The change was made partly to save costs and to provide better parking, according to a Greene County Board of Elections representative. Miami Township residents who live in Precinct 455 will vote at the Cedarville Baptist Church, as in the past.
While the location will change, the time remains the same next Tuesday. The polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Village voters will elect three representatives to Village Council, two to school board and one to the Miami Township Trustees. Voters will also cast ballots on three state issues: Issue 1 seeks to raise the mandatory age at which a judge can be elected from 70 to 75; Issue 2 supports SB 5, the controversial state legislation that restricts the collective bargaining rights of public employees; and Issue 3 seeks to make the recent Obama administration health care reform illegal in Ohio.
Voters also face two county issues, Issues 14 and 15. Issue 14 is a renewal levy for the Greene County Career Center that will go for technology and facility upgrades, and Issue 15 is a renewal levy for Greene Memorial Hospital which is dedicated to upgrading the hospital’s emergency equipment and to maintain other health services. Neither Issue 14 or 15 would raise taxes.
Miami Township residents only will vote on Issue 16, which would allow the County Commissioners’ Association of Ohio to negotiate with and select an electricity supplier on their behalf.