A large number of Logan County residents weighed in on statewide Issue 1 in Tuesday’s Special Election, Aug. 8, with voter turnout for the county at 29.81 percent.
With the high turnout, some county residents waited for more than an hour to cast their votes Tuesday at the Logan County Board of Elections, the only poling location for the Special Election. A total of 3,254 ballots were cast on Election Day.
Many others also took advantage of early voting opportunities ahead of the election, with 6,262 absentee ballots cast in the county.
While the issue failed in Ohio, county residents were largely in support of the measure, which proposed a significant change that would have required future proposed state Constitution amendments to pass with a 60 percent supermajority. With the issue rejected statewide, the current requirement of 50 plus one will remain the requirement for state Constitution amendments.
Issue 1 received 6,148 “yes” votes locally, including 2,399 votes on Election Day and 3,749 votes cast via absentee ballot, according to unofficial totals.
Those opposing the issue in Logan County included 3,362 “no” votes, with 853 cast on Election Day and 2,509 cast via absentee ballot, according to unofficial totals.