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Numerous Ohio school bond and tax issues head to the ballot on Tuesday

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May 4, 2010

By Kyle Maichle

COLUMBUS, Ohio: As Ohio voters plan to head to the polls for the statewide primary election, numerous school bond and tax elections will be held all across the Buckeye State.

According to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office, there will be 144 ballot questions related to school bonds and taxes that will be considered by the voters. 8 ballot questions will be solely on bond issues, while 114 of them deal with bond taxes. An additional 22 ballot questions will have a combination of a tax levy and a bond issue.[1]

The most expensive referendum that will be considered in Ohio is in Princeton City, which is located in the Columbus metro area. Voters there will be asked to approve a $120 million dollar bond issue for new construction, renovations, and additional security to school facilities along with a question to go over the tax levy by 1.49 mills.[2]

The Ohio Department of Education has changed the way the results are posted for the elections in 2010. Beginning in February, the Ohio Department of Education will only post official results on its website of school bond and tax elections.[3] All polls in Ohio are open on Election Day from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM, Eastern time.[4]

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