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.
Read the preliminary results from election night, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.
Read the online edition of the Guide to Yellow Springs.
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.
A public forum of Yellow Springs and Miami Township candidates running for local office in the Nov. 5 general election will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, at Mills Lawn School.
Last week, the News profiled challengers Curliss and Johnson. This week, we cover Kreeger and MacQueen, the incumbents.
Laura Curliss and Jim Johnson are hoping to be elected to their first terms on Village Council.
Four candidates are running for three seats on Village Council this November.
Laura Curliss, James M. Johnson, Lisa Kreeger, Marianne MacQueen and Christine Monroe-Beard filed petitions for Village Council with the election board by the Aug. 7 deadline.
On their face, the results of the Nov. 6 midterm elections in both Greene County and the state maintained the Republican-dominant status quo. But a deeper look shows that change is occurring.