Created on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Results from Tuesday's special and primary elections are tabulated and can be viewed by clicking here.
Examiner briefs of the results are below.
Health district levy defeated
The Logan County Health District's request for a 0.75-mill operating levy was defeated by voters by a 1,805-1,502 count with all precincts and absentee ballots counted.
Quincy levy fails
Two separate 2-mill, five-year levies for operating expenses and street repairs were defeated again, according to unofficial election results.
Vote totals against the operating levy were 56-46 while the street levy failed with 51-51 tie. Provisional votes or mandatory recounts could affect the outcome of the street levy.
Voters in Stokes Township favored a 1.6-mill renewal levy for fire department operations by a 127-71 vote margin.
A very slim margin has emerged in favor of Benjamin Logan School District's effort to pass its 4.6-mill, 10-year levy for emergency operations.
The unofficial count currently stands at 709-706 in favor. The current margin would qualify for an automatic recount and provisional ballots may also play a role.
Voters in Logan County rejected the measure 677-664, but voters in Hardin County voted 36-25 in favor while Union County voters were 9-4 in favor.
West Liberty-Salem's request for a 1 percent income tax has passed by a 602-309 vote.
In Logan County, the unofficial tally is 324-280 in support of the tax while Champaign County voters approved the measure 278-129.
Hager takes race for council seat
With the help of absentee votes, Diane Hager has defeated challenger Marcus St. Clair to retain her Ward 2 Bellefontaine City Council seat.
Unofficial results indicate Mrs. Hager took 123 votes to Mr. St. Clair's 119. That number includes 26 absentee votes for Mrs. Hager and 15 for Mr. St. Clair, as reported by Logan County Election Board personnel.
This is the only contested primary race in Tuesday's election.