County issues on your ballot
Kelsey Anne Smith, Contributing Writer
October 25, 2012
Filed under News
Statewide issues include a vote on whether a convention should be held to propose changes to the Ohio Constitution and whether an amendment should be passed which would create a commission of 12 people to draw congressional districts.
Voting will also occur for Ohio State Supreme Court Justices and 10th district Congressional Candidates (which encompasses Montgomery, Greene, and Fayette counties).
Montgomery County will host elections for the Ohio Senate and the 39th-43rd sections of the Ohio House.
Local county issues include:
Beavercreek Schools: An increase of $6.7 million for five years to use for emergency requirements.
Centerville Schools: Increase of $5.9 million for operating expenses.
Fairborn Schools: Increase of $7.4 million for 10 years to use for emergency requirements.
City of Kettering: Amendments that would restrict council terms and provide council compensation (see www.mcboe.org)
Montgomery County residents will elect who is responsible for financial expenditures, public works, county purchase of land and buildings, letting contracts and the administration of welfare.
Montgomery County will also elect a County Commissioner, Prosecuting Attorney, County Sherriff, Recorder, Treasurer, Coroner, Engineer and Juvenile Court Judge, County Common Pleas Court Judges and County Domestic Relations Court Judges.
Greene County issues include:
Beavercreek Township Park District: Increase of $1.4 million for five years for operating expenses.
Xenia Schools: Increase of $6.5 million for five years in order to prevent an operating deficit.
Yellow Springs Schools: Increase of $7.4 million for five years in order to prevent an operating deficit.
Greene County residents will vote for the 10th Ohio Senate in addition to the 73rd and 74th Ohio House. Greene County residents will elect the County Commissioner, Prosecuting Attorney, Clerk of Courts, County Sheriff, Recorder, Treasure, Engineer, Coroner and Juvenile Court Judge. Additionally, Greene County will elect a member of the State School Board District 10.
Those who are interested in reading more details about specific local issues can go to websites such as www.lwvdayton.org, the League of Women Votes Greater Dayton Area, which provide unbiased information.