Sample ballot Nov. 8 General Election


Staff Report



This sample ballot for the Nov. 8 General Election was provided by the Delaware County Board of Elections. It includes all six precincts in Sunbury, as they appeared on the ballot. Note that not all issues will appear in each precinct.

CANDIDATES

For President and Vice President (Vote for not more than 1 pair): Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine (Democratic); Richard Duncan/Ricky Johnson (non-party candidates); Gary Johnson/William Weld (Libertarian); Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka (Green); Donald J. Trump/Michael R. Pence (Republican); Write-in.

For U.S. Senator (Vote for not more than 1): Tom Connors (non-party candidate); Joseph R. DeMare (Green); Rob Portman (Republican); Scott Rupert (non-party candidate); Ted Strickland (Democratic); Write-in.

For Representative to Congress (12th District) (Vote for not more than 1): Ed Albertson (Democratic); Joe Manchik (Green); Pat Tiberi (Republican); Write-in.

For State Representative (68th District) (Vote for not more than 1): Rick Carfagna (Republican); John Russell (Democratic); Write-in.

For County Commissioner (Full term commencing 1/2/2017): Gary Merrell (Republican).

For County Commissioner (Full term commencing 1/3/2017): Jeff Benton (Republican).

For Prosecuting Attorney: Carol O’Brien (Republican).

For Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas: Natalie Fravel (Republican).

For Sheriff: Russell L. Martin (Republican).

For County Recorder: Melissa Jordan (Republican).

For County Treasurer: Jon Peterson (Republican).

For County Engineer: Chris Bauserman (Republican).

For Coroner: Mark Hickman (Republican).

For Member of the State Board of Education (6th District) (Vote for not more than 1): Antoinette Miranda; Jamie O’Leary; Adam C. Slane; Katy Barricklow; Nicholas Baumeyer; Jeff Furr.

For Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (Full term commencing 1/1/2017): Maureen O’Connor.

For Justice of the Supreme Court (Full term commencing 1/1/2017) (Vote for not more than 1): John P. O’Donnell; Pat Fischer.

For Justice of the Supreme Court (Full term commencing 1/2/2017) (Vote for not more than 1): Cynthia Rice; Pat DeWine.

For Judge of the Court of Appeals (5th District) (Full term commencing 2/9/2017) (Vote for not more than 1): Earle E. Wise; David Gormley.

For Judge of the Court of Appeals (5th District) (Full term commencing 2/10/2017): Craig Baldwin.

For Judge of the Court of Appeals (Domestic Relations Division) (Full term commencing 1/1/2017): Randall D. Fuller.

ISSUES

Proposed Tax Levy (Renewal)

Delaware-Morrow Mental Health & Recovery Services Board

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the Delaware-Morrow Mental Health &

Recovery Services Board for the purpose of current operating expenses at a rate

not exceeding 1 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for

each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2017, first due in

calendar year 2018.

For the Tax Levy/Against the Tax Levy

Proposed Tax Levy (Renewal and Increase)

Delaware County (Excluding the Cities of Columbus, Dublin and Westerville)

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage. A renewal of 0.45 mill and an increase of 0.18 mill to constitute a tax for the benefit of Delaware County (excluding the cities of Columbus, Dublin and Westerville) for the purpose of the establishment and operation of a 9-1-1 system at a rate not exceeding 0.63 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.063 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2016, first due in calendar year 2017.

Proposed Bond Issue

Big Walnut Local School District

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

Shall bonds be issued by the Big Walnut Local School District for the purpose of constructing school facilities; renovating, improving and constructing additions to school facilities; furnishing and equipping the same; improving the sites thereof; and acquiring land and interests in land in the principal amount of $133,900,000, to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 37 years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside of the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the county auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue 8.3 mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to $0.83 for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, commencing in 2016, first due in calendar year 2017, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds, and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of those bonds?

For the Tax Levy/Against the Tax Levy

Local Liquor Option for Particular Location (By Petition)

Sunbury A

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

Shall the sale of spirituous liquor be permitted by B.H. Bennett, L.L.C., dba PJ’s Pizza, a holder of D-1 and D-2 liquor permits and an applicant for a D-3 liquor permit, who is engaged in the business of a restaurant at 571 W. Cherry St., Sunbury, Ohio 43074 in this precinct?

Yes/No

Local Liquor Option for Particular Location (By Petition)

Sunbury A

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

Shall the sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages and spirituous liquor be permitted for sale on Sunday between the hours of ten a.m. and midnight by B.H. Bennett, L.L.C., dba PJ’s Pizza, a holder of D-1 and D-2 liquor permits and an applicant for a D-3 liquor permit, who is engaged in the business of a restaurant at 571 W. Cherry St., Sunbury, Ohio 43074 in this precinct?

Yes/No

OTHER COUNTY RACES

For State Representative (67th District) (Vote for not more than 1): Janet Breneman (Democratic); Andrew O. Brenner (Republican).

OTHER LOCAL ISSUES (Selected – these will appear in other communities within the county)

Proposed Charter Amendments

City of Delaware

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

The proposed charter amendments make revisions to Sections 4A, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 26, 45, 46, 47, 50, 66, 67, 70, 71, 74, 75, 76, 77, 83, 84, 85, 86, 89, 90, 92, 95, 101, 102, 104, 107, 109, 110, 113, 114, 118, 119, and 126. Changes include allowing City Council to approve intergovernmental agreements by Resolution, adding a requirement that notice of a vacancy on City Council be provided to the public to provide an opportunity for citizens to apply, and shifting from requiring paper to permitting electronic records and notification throughout the Charter. The proposal also establishes clearer criteria under which City Council members may be disciplined and/or expelled and provides a process for doing so.

Shall the proposed charter amendments, as reported by the charter review commission and approved by Council of Delaware City, be adopted?

Yes/No

Proposed Municipal Income Tax Increase

City of Delaware

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

Shall Ordinance Number 16-46 providing for fifteen one-hundredths percent (0.15%) levy increase from the current rate of one and eighty-five one-hundredths percent (1.85%) to a rate of two percent (2%), beginning January 1, 2017, for the purpose of paying the costs of improving and maintaining the transportation system in the City by constructing, extending and improving roads, highways, streets, bridges, sidewalks, bikeways and parking facilities, including related utilities, lighting and signalization, acquiring real estate and related interests therefore, together with all other necessary appurtenances thereto, and paying the debt service charges and related costs of securities issued to pay the costs of those projects, be passed?

For the Income Tax/Against the Income Tax

Proposed Tax Levy (Renewal)

Village of Ashley

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the Village of Ashley for the purpose of providing and maintaining motor vehicles, communications, and other equipment used directly in the operation of a police department, or the payment of salaries of permanent police personnel, including the payment of the police officer employers’ contribution required under section 742.33 of the Revised Code at a rate not exceeding 6 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.60 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2016, first due in calendar year 2017.

For the Tax Levy/Against the Tax Levy

Proposed Sales and Use Tax (Continuation)

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)

City of Columbus, City of Dublin, City of Westerville

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

Shall the continuation of an existing sales and use tax be levied for the purpose of providing transportation service for the district, including service to the elderly and people with disabilities, modernizing the bus fleet, and all other transit purposes of the Central Ohio Transit Authority at a rate not exceeding one-fourth (1/4%) per cent for a period of ten years?

Yes/No

Proposed Tax Levy (Replacement)

Harlem Township

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage. A replacement of a tax for the benefit of Harlem Township for the purpose of providing and maintaining fire apparatus, appliances, buildings or sites therefor, or sources of water supply and materials therefor, or the establishment and maintenance of lines of fire alarm telegraph, or the payment of permanent, part-time, or volunteer firefighters or firefighting companies to operate the same, including the payment of the firefighter employers’ contribution required under section 742.34 of the Revised Code, or the purchase of ambulance equipment, or the provision of ambulance, paramedic, or other emergency medical services operated by a fire department or firefighting company at a rate not exceeding 3.5 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.35 for each one hundred dollars in valuation, for 4 years, commencing in 2016, first due in calendar year 2017.

For the Tax Levy/Against the Tax Levy

Proposed Tax Levy (Additional)

Marlboro Township

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

An additional tax for the benefit of Marlboro Township for the purpose of current expenses at a rate not exceeding 2.5 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.25 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 3 years, commencing in 2016, first due in calendar year 2017.

For the Tax Levy/Against the Tax Levy

Proposed Tax Levy (Renewal and Decrease)

Orange Township

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

A renewal of part of an existing levy, being a reduction of 0.5 mill to constitute a tax for the benefit of Orange Township for the purpose of parks and recreational purposes at a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 3 years, commencing in 2016, first due in calendar year 2017.

For the Tax Levy/Against the Tax Levy

Proposed Tax Levy (Additional)

Orange Township

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

An additional tax for the benefit of Orange Township for the purpose of general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing, and repair of streets, roads, and bridges at a rate not exceeding 0.5 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.05 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 3 years, commencing in 2016, first due in calendar year 2017.

For the Tax Levy/Against the Tax Levy

Proposed Tax Levy (Replacement)

Oxford Township

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

A replacement of a tax for the benefit of Oxford Township for the purpose of general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of roads and bridges at a rate not exceeding 1.2 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.12 for each one hundred dollars in valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2016, first due in calendar year 2017.

For the Tax Levy/Against the Tax Levy

Local Liquor Option for Particular Location (By Petition)

Westerville A

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

Shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages be permitted by Lakes Venture, L.L.C., dba Fresh Thyme Farmers Market an applicant for a C-2 liquor permit who is engaged in the business of operating a natural and organic grocery store at 849 Polaris Parkway, Westerville, Ohio 43082 in this precinct?

Yes/No

Local Liquor Option for Particular Location (By Petition)

Westerville A

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

Shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages be permitted for sale on Sunday between the hours of ten a.m. and midnight by Lakes Venture, L.L.C., dba Fresh Thyme Farmers Market an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit who is engaged in the business of operating a natural and organic grocery store at 849 Polaris Parkway, Westerville, Ohio 43082 in this precinct?

Yes/No

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Staff Report

Information for this story was provided by the Delaware County Board of Elections.

Information for this story was provided by the Delaware County Board of Elections.