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On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Yellow Springs voters narrowly rejected a measure to make several amendments to the Village Charter, according to unofficial final results from the Greene County Board of Elections.
Over the last several weeks, villagers of legal voting age have taken to public forums to share their opinions on a portion of a proposed amendment to the Village charter that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote on Village issues. On Nov. 5, those same adult voters will head to the polls to decide whether or not the amendment will pass.
The November 2019 Miami Township election features two long-time public servants who are running unopposed for their respective offices. Margaret Silliman is seeking another four-year term as the township’s fiscal officer, and Chris Mucher is looking to return for another four-year stint as township trustee.
There was much overlap and some areas of difference among candidates for Yellow Springs Village Council at last week’s Candidates Night Forum, hosted by the James A. McKee Association in advance of the Nov. 5 election.
Affordability, housing, economic development and village demographics headed the list of topics discussed at the forum.
Should 16- and 17-year-olds be able to vote in Village elections? Should noncitizen residents be enfranchised for Yellow Springs offices and issues? Should the term of Yellow Springs’ mayor be lengthened from two to four years?
Village voters will decide these issues at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5. All three matters are proposed as amendments to the Village of Yellow Springs Charter, and will appear as a single “yes/no” vote on the ballot.
Local voters head to the polls today, Nov. 7, to cast their ballots on four local races and two state issues. Local polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Yellow Springs went its own way this election. Miami Township voters were closer to national and county trends.
With just under two weeks left to file petitions to run for local office, the races for Village Council, school board and Township Trustees are becoming more robust, according to the Greene County Board of Elections this week.
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the Little Art Theatre will screen the presidential debate.
Yellow Springs voters elected Lori Askeland, Gerald Simms and Rick Walkey to seats on Village Council and went against the grain in rejecting Ohio Issue 3, a healthcare freedom amendment which passed.