November Ballot Set

8/9/18 – 5:08 A.M.

The Hancock County Board of Elections has finalized the November ballot. Voters across Hancock County will help decide several school issues, and pick representatives in the Ohio House, Ohio Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives.

Findlay City Schools are asking city residents to pass a 1.5-mill levy to boost funding for security and mental health services. Voters in the Van Buren School District will see a 6-mill continuing levy. It’s designed to replace a 6-mill, five-year levy passed in 2013. The Vanlue School District is requesting a 6-mill continuing levy. It would generate $325,000 annually.

There aren’t any contested candidate races in Hancock County at the moment. Write-in candidates have until August 27 to file to run.

We will see contested races in the region though. The 83rd House District race pits Republican Jon Cross against Democrat Mary Harshfield. The 1st Ohio Senate District race features incumbent Republican Robert McColley and Democrat Adam Papin. Incumbent Republican Bob Latta, Libertarian candidate Don Kissick and Democrat J. Michael Galbraith are facing off in the 5th District U.S. House race.

Voters in Liberty Township will see proposals for electricity aggregation and natural gas aggregation in unincorporated areas. Backers believe the aggregation method will provide better rates for customers who band together as a larger group rather than individually.

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