Only 4.8 percent, that was the voter turnout in an Ohio Town’s local elections last Tuesday. This article is by By Carl Hunnell, City Editor for Richland Source. Here is an excerpt:
Washington Township will get a new fire station. Ontario will not become a charter city. And voters across Richland County largely stayed home on Tuesday.
Those were the biggest issue takeaways from the primary election, which saw just 4.8 percent of eligible voters participate in the local decision-making.
According to final, unofficial totals from the Richland County Board of Elections, 1,897 out of 39,355 eligible voters cast ballots.