Without candidate races for Chillicothe city offices or for the Chillicothe R-2 Board of Education, a light voter turnout is expected for Election Day tomorrow (Tuesday).
Livingston County Clerk Sherry Parks, who serves as the local election authority, has predicted a 20 percent voter turnout. Although the largest city and school district in the county are not having candidate races or election issues, the clerk encourages voters to make it to the polls.
“There is a tax levy issue for the entire county,” she said.
That proposal calls for establishing a 5-cent tax per $100 assessed valuation to establish the Livingston County Senior Citizens Service Fund. Revenues generated to this fund would be dedicated to the Senior Services Fund and could be used only for the improvement of health, nutrition and quality of life of persons living in Livingston County who are 60 years of age or older. The fund would be administered by an independent volunteer board of seven limited term members appointed by the County Commission. The tax would amount to an additional $10 in 2013 for a property owner who paid $1,000 of personal and real estate taxes in 2012, according to promoters of the ballot issue.
One countywide candidate race will be decided tomorrow and that will be for the Health Center Board of Directors. Voters will choose three of the four candidates who had filed: Darlene Hughes, Alvina Benskin, Doug Doughty, and Marilyn Brodmerkle.
There are also a number of other issues on the ballot for various parts of the county.
As of mid-morning today (Monday), there had been 106 absentee ballots cast. This figure also includes 11 ballots that were voted during special hours on Saturday.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. There are 11 voting precincts throughout the county. Each will be staffed by four election judges.
Election results will be posted on the first floor of the Livingston County Courthouse as they are processed. Parks anticipates all results to be posted by 8:30 p.m.