Many issues on Nov. 6 Clinton County ballots

By Tom Barr -

WILMINGTON — The deadline to register to vote or to update an existing registration ahead of the Nov. 6 general election is Oct. 9, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office.

Voters may go to to register online or to update an existing registration, or for more information about voting.

All voters may begin voting on Oct. 10 — the first day after the close of registration — via in-person and by mail-in absentee ballot.

County boards of elections will begin mailing absentee ballots to registered military and overseas voters who have requested a ballot this Saturday, Sept. 22.

Local issues

Local voters will find a large number of, and variety of, issues on Clinton County ballots for the Nov. 6 general election.

Below is the list of Nov. 6 ballot issues, many of which will be previewed by the News Journal prior to the election:

• Clinton-Massie Local School District, additional 0.5 percent income tax, 5 years

• East Clinton Local School District, 5.7-mills bond issue, 28 years and 0.5-mill tax levy, 23 years

• Great Oaks Career Campuses, renewal, 2.7 mills, continuing period of time, current expenses

• Clinton County Job & Family Services, addition, 1.1 mills, 5 years, supporting Child Protective Unit

• Village of Blanchester, additional, 0.5 percent income, 5 years, extension and enlargement of municipal services and facilities, capital improvements, maintenance, equipment and general municipal operations

• Village of New Vienna, renewal, 4 mills, 5 years, police and EMS

• Village of Port William, renewal, 1 mill, 5 years, current expenses

• Village of Port William, renewal, 3 mills, 5 years, current expenses

• Adams East Fire District, renewal, 3 mills and increase 1 mill, 5 years, fire and EMS

• Clark Township, renewal, 1 mill, 5 years, fire

• Marion Township (excluding Village of Blanchester), additional 5 mills, 5 years, cemetery

• Local Option, 1st Stop Sunday sales, New Vienna

• Local Option, 1st Stop, C-2 liquor permit

Issues overlapping from other counties:

• Harveysburg Police Services, renewal, 2 mills, 5 years

• Harveysburg Operating Levy, renewal, 2.5 mills, 5 years

• Village of Lynchburg, renewal, 5 mills, 5 years, police

• Lynchburg Area Joint Fire & Ambulance District, renewal, 4.3 mills, 5 years, fire

• Brown County Education Service Center, additional 1.95 mills, continuing period of time, current expenses

• Greene County Vocational School, bond issue, $62 million, 20 years, 1.03 mills


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