The Stark County School Financing District for School Safety and Security and Mental Health has filed an issue with the Stark County Board of Elections for the August 7, 2018 Special Election. The Northwest Local School District and Tuslaw Local School District both overlap into Wayne County.
The Stark County Board of Elections has graciously agreed to host the Wayne County voters affected by this election.
Voters affected will receive a notice via U.S. Mail regarding their polling location for this Special Election prior to Election Day.
OFFICIAL QUESTIONS AND ISSUES BALLOT
SPECIAL ELECTION – AUGUST 7, 2018
Proposed Tax Levy (Additional)
Stark County School Financing District for School Safety and Security and Mental Health (Stark, Carroll, Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties)
A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.
An additional tax for the benefit of the Stark County School Financing District for School Safety and Security and Mental Health for the purpose of current expenses for school safety and security and mental health services, including training and employment of or contracting for the services of safety personnel, mental health personnel, social workers, and counselors, at a rate not exceeding 1.49 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to 14.9 cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019.
For the Tax Levy
Against the Tax Levy
Per ORC 3517.04, each County Party Central Committee is required to hold a re-organizational meeting following the
Certification of Primary Election Results by the Board of Elections.
Both the Democratic and Repbulican Central Committees have held meeting to reorganize. Parties have until June 29, 2018 to submit new rosters to the Board of Elections and the Secretary of State. Offical lists will be updated once re-organizational rosters are received.
|Precinct #||Precint Name||Old Location||New Location Name||New Location Address|
|WOOSTER CITY 3-E||
ALICE NOBLE ICE ARENA
|CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE||3100 OAK HILL RD., WOOSTER|
|0093.01||WAYNE TWP 2||
ALICE NOBLE ICE ARENA
CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
|3100 OAK HILL RD., WOOSTER|
WOOSTER CITY 4-B
|NEW POINTE CHURCH||WESTVIEW HEALTHY LIVING||1715 MECHANICSBURG RD., WOOSTER|
|CANAAN TWP 1||BURBANK PARKE CARE CENTER||CANAAN FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH||12723 CLEVELAND RD., CRESTON|
|WOOSTER TWP 3||CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR||NEW HOPE CHURCH||969 BLACHLEYVILLE RD., WOOSTER|
NOTE: Voters affected by these changes were sent notification via U.S. Mail on March 1, 2018
45 Day Election Notice for use With the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) per R.C. 3511.1645
(Contains all offices and issues on the ballot throughout the county.)
Legal Notices for Primary Election 2018
(Proclamations for Election & Legal Notices for Issues filed in Wayne County as required by R.C. 3501)
State Issue 1
List of Candidates who filed in Wayne County (Certified February 13, 2018)
Summary of Questions & Issues filed in Wayne County (Certified February 13, 2018)
For local candidate and issue information, please see Candidate and Local Issue Information
For a list of offices appearing on the Primary 2018 ballot, click here
Official Results were confirmed with no changes.
If you have a name or address change or are a registered Ohio voter and new to our county,
please come to our office at 200 Vanover Street, Wooster to vote a Provisional Ballot.
Voting Locations are open from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.
The Wayne County Court of Common Pleas has set aside the Election Results for the Baughman Road District Levy for the May 2, 2017 Special Election. An Agreed Judgment Entry was approved by the Court on June 21, 2017.
Despite its error in issuing improper ballots to the Baughman Township residents who also reside in Ward 1 of the City of Orrville, the Wayne County Board of Elections is mandated by Ohio law to include all votes cast in the May 2, 2017 election of the Baughman Township Road District Levy. Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code sections 3515.08, et seq., the results of this election may only be set aside by a court of law after the filing of an election contest by qualified electors within fifteen days of the Board’s May 22, 2017 certification.
During the May 2, 2017 Special Election, an issue arose regarding the Baughman Township Road District Levy. Baughman Township voters, who reside within the Orrville City limits and who are not part of the Baughman Township Road District, were mistakenly provided ballots permitting them to vote on the Baughman Township Road District Levy. After a preliminary investigation, it was determined that the error was caused in the programming stages of the balloting system and was not discovered in proofreading processes. The Wayne County Board of Elections is currently working with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office and legal counsel to review the situation and work towards a solution prior to the official certification of results scheduled for May 22, 2017.
Filing Deadline May 10, 2017
There were no issues filed by the deadline of May 10, 2017 - there will be NO Special Election!
Official Certification Scheduled for May 22, 2017
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News Release from Ohio Secretary of State Husted.....
Ohio's Online Voter Registration System is Now Live
Sunday, January 1, 2017
COLUMBUS – In the first media announcement of the New Year, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced that the state’s new online voter registration system has gone live at midnight.
"Raise a glass of champagne, offer a toast, get online and register to vote,” Secretary Husted said.
Ohioans wishing to register to vote or update their registration can visit MyOhioVote.com/VoterRegistration to get started.
At Secretary Husted’s request, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 63, which authorizes the use of online voter registration in Ohio. The bill allows the system to be made available to Ohioans as early as January 1, 2017.
Secretary Husted has long been an advocate for online voter registration in Ohio, which has proven in other states to save between 50 cents and $2.34 per registration, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts. Between 2011 and 2016, the state could have saved between $3.7 million and $17.3 million.
Online voter registration is more convenient, more secure, more accurate and less costly than the paper voter registration alone and I am proud that we will finally be able to provide this service to Ohio voters,” Secretary Husted said.
Online voter registration is more secure than paper registration alone as the online system will immediately check a voter’s eligibility prior to accepting the registration. With an automated system, the risk of human error is also significantly reduced.
Secretary Husted’s proposal earned the support of individuals and groups throughout the state, including the Ohio Association of Election Officials, the County Commissioners’ Association of Ohio, the 32nd Chief of Staff of the United States Army, General Gordon Sullivan (U.S. Army, Retired), the Association of the United States Army, the Federal Voting Assistance Program, and many others. Secretary Husted also obtained the support of a number of retired military officials who expressed the significant benefit online voter registration could provide to service members.
Our Post-Election Audit will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on December 12, 2016 in the Metzler Room.
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If you are unable to locate your voter registration information but think you are registered to vote and you have not moved outside of your county of prior registration, you may be eligible to cast a provisional ballot during in-person absentee voting period at an appropriate early voting location or the county board of elections, or on Election Day at the correct polling place for your current address that may be counted. We encourage you to check your registration status by contacting your local county board of elections. To find your polling place, please click here or call your county board of elections. Click here for a full listing of Boards of Elections.
Sample Ballots for each precinct for the 2016 General Election have been posted.
What happens to your ballot? Click here for Video from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
Below is information about the November 3, 2015 General Election.
By PETER JAMES Wayne County Board of Elections Published: October 12, 2015 4:00AM
There are two new technological tools that will be available to voters in Wayne County starting with the Nov. 3 general election. It’s the hope and expectation of the Wayne County Board of Elections that these new features will improve the efficiency of processing voters at the polls on Election Day, while providing the public with essential election information online.
For the first time each precinct in Wayne County will have an electronic poll book. E-poll books, as they are commonly referred to, were used as part of a pilot in a small August special election. From that test, we selected the Poll Pad from a company called KNOWiNK, which uses the Apple iPad tablet.
There are several advantages to the Poll Pad. First, it will greatly reduce the time it takes to check in a voter. This is done in two main ways. One, the Poll Pad allows a poll worker to quickly scan a driver’s license (or state ID) and pull up the correct voter. Two, if a voter doesn’t have a photo ID, there’s a manual lookup option that can quickly identify the voter.
Another advantage of the Poll Pad is that unlike the old paper signature poll books, every voter in the county is loaded into the iPad tablet. So if a voter is at the wrong precinct, the poll workers are still able to identify the voter and print out a ticket listing the name and address of the correct precinct to hand to the voter.
Looking to the future, the Poll Pad offers even more features that we will take advantage of in Wayne County. Starting in 2016, the Poll Pad will also automatically encode the voter access card that is used to program the ballot on the electronic voting machines. This will ensure a voter receives the correct ballot 100 percent of the time. When Ohio law permits, the Poll Pads will be able to communicate, through a wireless connection, with all the other Poll Pads in the county on Election Day, which will eventually allow for large voting centers. There are significant cost savings, as well as convenience advantages, to voting centers.
Also new for this election is an online tool called Voter View. Available on our website (http://votewayne.org), Voter View allows a voter to complete four election-related tasks — check their voter registration (or that of another person), locate their polling place, view a sample ballot (can be found by looking up a name in the Registration Information section), and track their absentee ballot if they requested one to be mailed to them. All of this information is public record and has been available before, but never online in one location.
I’d like to close by making two points. One, we are implementing the Poll Pads now so that we have a countywide election under our belt using this new technology before we enter the 2016 Presidential election year. With anything new, there’s always a learning curve. Two, neither of these new features is changing how you vote. If you still prefer to vote a paper ballot at your home, that doesn’t change. The only changes are improved efficiency and a better voting experience.
Peter James is the director of the Wayne County Board of Elections.