LISBON — The Columbiana County Electoral Commission approved the results of the Nov. 8 general election on Tuesday, with Wellsville police charges set for a recount.
All election night results were unchanged except for the Wellsville police levy, which was unofficially defeated on Election Day by three votes, but after counting absentee and provisional ballots, the final It passed by a margin of 2 votes.
Election night results showed 337 or 49.78% voted in favor of the additional levy, while 340 or 50.22% voted against and 340 or 50.22% voted against. Salary of department staff.
After adding an additional 31 provisional and absentee ballots, the results show that 346 or 50.14% voted in favor of tax collection and 344 or 49.86% voted against.
Votes are automatically recounted when the difference in yes votes is 0.5 of 1%. Electoral Commission Chairman Kim Fusco said a recount would not have been necessary if he had four votes instead of two.
“A margin of error of 0.5 at 1% is 3.45 votes, so if it had passed by four votes, there would have been no need to recount.” Fusco said. “It’s only been 2 times, so it automatically triggers a recount.”
Recounts will be held at the Columbiana County Election Commission on December 6 at 8:00 AM
A mandatory post-election audit will follow the recount. Audits are conducted in contests for governors (governor’s race), the US Senate and the state Senate. Gubernatorial and Senate elections are mandated by the Ohio Secretary of State’s directive and third election selection. A contest of state senators was selected by random lottery.
Members of the public are welcome to attend recounts and audits.