(Editor’s Note: The Meigs Independent Press will be at the Election Board on Nov. 6 with all the results posted on our Facebook page. There will be a full story on election night results as well on the website, meigsindypress.com)

POMEROY, Ohio – Meigs County along with the rest of the state and country will be going to the polls on November 6, 2018 for the General Election.

Voter turnout has been high this election with many voters taking advantage of early voting. The ballot this year will have everything from the governor’s race to local funding options for police enforcement and fire protection. The polls will be open on Nov. 6 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. throughout the state.

Candidates are listed with the office they are running for and political affiliation with R for Republican, D for Democrat, G for Green Party, or L for Libritarian. No indication of political affiliation denotes the office is non-partisan.

State Issues
Only one issue is on the ballot state-wide, Issue 1. Issue 1 is described to “reduce penalties for crimes of obtaining, possessing, and using illegal drugs,” according to the Ohio Board of Elections. More information on Issue 1 can be found by clicking here.

State Offices

For Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Ohio: Richard Corday and Betty Sutton (D); Mike DeWine and Jon Husted (R); Constance Gadell-Newton and Brett R. Joseph (G); Travis M. Irvine and J. Todd Grayson (L); Renea Turner and Keith Colton (Write-In); Rebecca Ayers and Anthony Durban’s (Write-In); Richard Duncan and Dennis A. Ration (Write-In).

For Attorney General: Steve Dettelbach (D); Dave Yost (R).

For Auditor of State: Robert C. Coogan (L); Keith Faber (R); Zack Space (D).

For Secretary of State: Kathleen Clyde (D); Frank LaRose (R); Dustin R. Nanna (L); Michael W. Bradley (Write-In).

For Treasurer of State: Rob Richardson (D); Robert Sprague (R).

For State Representative 94th District: Jay Edwards (R); Taylor Sappington (D).

For Member of State Board of Education: Melissa M. Dahman; John P. Hagan; Kathleen Purdy.

For Justice of the Supreme Court (full term commencing 1/1/2019): Craig Baldwin; Michael P. Donnelly.

For Justice of the Supreme Court (full term commencing 1/2/2019): Mary DeGenaro; Melody J. Stewart.

For Judge of the Court of Appeals Fourth District (full term commencing 2/9/2019): Marie Hoover; Jason P. Smith.

For Judge of the Court of Appeals Fourth District (full term commencing 2/10/2019): Valerie K. Gerlach; Mike Hess.

Congressional Seats

For U.S. Senator: Sherrod Brown (D); Jim Renacci (R); Stephen Faris (Write-In).

For Representative to Congresss 6th District: Bill Johnson (R); Shawna Roberts (D).

Meigs County Seats
For County Commissioner: Tim Ihle (R); Moe Hajivandi (Write-In).

For County Auditor: Mary T. Byer Hill (R).

For Common Pleas Judge: Linda R. Warner (R).

For County Court Judge: Michael Barr; Trenton J. Cleland.

Local Issues

School Districts
Alexander Local School District has a proposed income tax (1 percent on school district income of individuals, five years, commencing 2019).

Southern Local School District is proposing a property tax renewal (4 mills, five years, commencing 2019, first due 2020) for current expenses.

Villages
Middleport Village
Proposed is a property tax (additional 2 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2019) for police protection.

Pomeroy Village
There is a Proposed Ordinance to enter into service agreement to facilitate for those customers the sale and purchase of electricity (Electric Aggregation).

There is a proposed property tax (additional 2 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2019) for police protection.

A property tax is proposed (additional 3 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2019) for fire protection.

Rutland Village
A property tax is proposed (additional 2 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2019) for general operating expenses.

Townships
Bedford Township is proposing a property tax renewal (0.5 mills, five years, commencing 2019, first due 2020) for fire protection and other emergency services.

Lebanon Township is proposing a property tax replacement (1 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2029) for fire protection.

Letart Township is proposing a property tax renewal (1 mills, five years, commencing 2019, first due 2020) for fire protection.

Orange Township is proposing a property tax (additional 2 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2019) for road maintenance.

Rutland Township is proposing a property tax renewal (1 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2019) for fire protection.

Salem Township is proposing an additional property tax (1 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2019) for fire protection.

Sutton Township is proposing an additional property tax (1 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2019) for fire protection expenses.