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On Tuesday, Nov. 2, local voters will decide who will serve as Council members and mayor starting four-year terms on Jan. 1, 2022. Out of the five current Council members, three seats held by Laura Curliss, Kevin Stokes and Council President Brian Housh are in play.
Absentee was the most popular way to vote in this election, as 34,700 ballots were cast absentee, more than one third of the total, 89,627. Another 33,676 voted in person on election day, 19,951 voted early in person and 1,791 voted with a provisional ballot.
Emotions ran high, and a pandemic raged on, but a historic election unfolded without incident in Yellow Springs on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
According to unofficial results, Trump won Ohio, and its 18 electoral votes, by a margin of 53% to 45%.
Voters have just two days left to cast their ballots for the 2020 presidential general election. There are three ways to vote in this election. Read more in our Voter’s Guide for the 2020 General Election:
The News rounds out its candidate spotlights this week with a brief profile of Democratic state senatorial candidate Charles Ballard.
The News continues its election coverage this week with profiles of two more area candidates. Both candidates are Democrats with support among Yellow Springs’ heavily Democratic voters.
The 8.4-mill, five-year levy, first adopted in 2006, generates about $835,000 annually, according to the Greene County Auditor’s Office. As a fixed-rate levy, its passage will not increase voters’ tax bill, despite the recent increase in local property values.
Election Day — Tuesday, Nov. 3 — is less than a month away, and election season in Ohio is in full swing.
Yellow Springs’ recent charter change allowing noncitizens to vote on local matters came under fire last week from the state’s chief election official.