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It's election day in Ohio. Who noticed?
With few issues in even fewer communities, the special election turnout has been light.
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 

Today is a special election day in Ohio, and the ballots are spare. 

Only 14 municipalities, school districts and park and police districts statewide have tax issues on the ballot. 

Five of those are in Northeast Ohio. 

Brook Park wants an income tax hike and more money for parks. Lyndhurst also wants an income tax increase. Olmsted Falls is looking for renewal of park and fire levies.

The region also has a school issue in Summit County and a police levy in Stark. 

Polls remain open in these communities until 7 tonight.

 

Ohio law allows two, regular, special-election days a year – one in August and one in February. Only issues – not candidates -- can appear on those ballots.

 

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