Watch for Local Special Elections On February 5th

Here’s what you need to know about the special elections taking place in Ohio on February 5th 2013. In total there are going to be 9 issues in 7 counties. All issues are related to local taxes–no candidates or statewide issues will be voted on.

See the following list put together using data from the Secretary of State to determine if you need to be at the polls Feb. 5th.

ASHLAND COUNTY

Hillsdale Local School District – Income Tax & Tax Levy (Ashland*, Wayne)

Shall the Hillsdale Local School District be authorized to do both of the following:

  1. Impose an annual income tax of 1.25% on the earned income of individuals residing in the school district, for 5 years, beginning 1/1/2014, for current expenses?
  2. Levy a property tax of $1,147,925, which amounts to 7.9 mills, for 2 years, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014, to provide for the necessary requirements of the school district?

DELAWARE COUNTY

Liberty, Township of

  1. 5.6 mill /s additional for 5 years, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014, For fire protection, to purchase ambulance equipment, or provide ambulance, paramedic or other emergency medical services.

Orange, Township of

  1. 7.5 mill /s additional for 3 years, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014, For fire protection, to purchase ambulance equipment, or provide ambulance, paramedic or other emergency medical services.

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Edison Local School District (Jefferson*, Carroll, Harrison)

  1. 9.45 mill /s additional for cpt, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014, For current expenses.

LORAIN COUNTY

Midview Local School District

  1. 9.75 mill /s additional for 10 years, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014, to provide for the emergency requirements of the school district.

PORTAGE COUNTY

Waterloo Local School District

  1. 5.9 mill /s additional for 5 years, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014, To avoid an operating deficit.

SHELBY COUNTY

Proposed School Income Tax – Jackson Center Local School District (Shelby*, Auglaize, Logan)

  1. Shall an annual income tax of 0.5% be imposed on the earned income of individuals residing in the school district for 5 years, beginning 1/1/2014, for current expenses?

Russia Fire District – Loramie Township

  1. 1.1 mill /s additional for 5 years, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014, For fire protection.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Coventry Local School District – Bond Issue & Tax Levy

  1. Issue bonds to construct, renovate, remodel, rehabilitate, add to, furnish, equip & otherwise improve school district buildings & facilities, prepare & improve their sites & acquire real estate, buildings & facilities & interests therein, for school district purposes, in the principal amount of $28,308,500 which amounts to 4.89 mills, for 34 years?
  2. Levy an additional property tax of 1.1 mills, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014, to acquire, construct, enlarge, renovate & finance general permanent improvements?