Ohio voters overwhelmingly renew Third Frontier and relocate Columbus Casino

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May 5, 2010

By Bailey Ludlam

COLUMBUS, Ohio: On Tuesday, May 4, Ohio voters approved the renewal of the state's Third Frontier program and the relocation of a, yet to be developed, Columbus Casino.

The Third Frontier measure, also known as Issue 1, passed with 62% in support and 38% in opposition. The measure authorizes the state to approve an estimated $700 million bond over four years on the Ohio Third Frontier program, a program that promotes growth in the technology industry. Voters approved Issue 2 with 68% in favor and 32% opposed. Tuesday's vote gives Penn National Gaming, Inc. the green light to relocate the Columbus casino to the former Delphi Corp. plant.

May 4 election results, according to the Ohio Secretary of State, follow.

Issue 1
Result Votes Percentage
Approveda Yes 1,033,753 61.68%
No 642,281 38.32%
Total votes 1,676,034 100.00%
Voter turnout 100%


Election results via the Ohio Secretary of State as of 10:15 a.m. E.T.

Issue 2
Result Votes Percentage
Approveda Yes 1,136,955 68.35%
No 526,449 31.65%
Total votes 1,663,404 100.00%
Voter turnout 100%


Election results via Ohio Secretary of State as of 10:15 a.m. E.T.

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