Richard Brownlee casts his ballot on primary election day, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at the polling place inside Beverly Elementary School in South Toledo.
The Lucas County Board of Elections stayed up all night, through 9 a.m. today, to finish tabulating the May 6 election results – pushing through multiple problems that included missing data cards, an accidental deletion of a computer file containing votes, and tension between two board members that prompted a sheriff's deputy to intervene.
Trouble with the election, which was being tabulated at the board's early vote center, became apparent at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. At that point, less than 73 percent of the results were posted online and had not been updated for about an hour. READ MORE.
Election officials Alvar Carlson, left, Ed Tucholski, center left, and Jerry Bruns, center right, wait for voters to check in at the Bulldog Center in Rossford.
Turning out in low numbers in warm, sunny weather, voters were mixed on area school levies, turned down a Tea Party challenge to incumbent state Rep. Barbara Sears of Monclova Township, and then had to stay up late if they wanted to know who won the special election for a Toledo City Council seat.
Results released about 4 a.m. confirmed incumbent Matt Cherry would retain his appointed District 2 seat. READ MORE.
Bedford Schools superintendent Mark Kleinhans thanks the school levy volunteers and board members for their work on the levy at Sidelines in Lambertville, Mich.
Voters in many school districts approved tax levies on Tuesday, but in Bedford and Sylvania, they rejected an appeal for more tax money.
In a heavier-than-expected turnout, Bedford voters resoundingly defeated an additional 4.37-mill levy request for money to upgrade their school district’s buildings. In Sylvania, a 3.8-mill request was defeated by more than 500 votes. In Wood County’s Northwood Local School District, however, voters approved a levy to pay for a new school. READ MORE.
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