Board certifies election results


By Aimee Hancock

TROY — The Miami County Board of Elections certified results from the May 4 Primary Election during its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

The totals included 5,817 ballots cast out of 74,988 registered voters for an overall turnout of 7.76%.

As is customary, the board conducted pre-and post-official public tests of voting equipment to ensure accuracy in the count. Director Laura Bruns said she felt confident in the results.

Out of 32 provisional ballots cast on May 4, all were valid and counted except for one, which was rejected due to the fact that the resident who cast the ballot was not registered to vote in the state of Ohio.

• The board certified two petitions for the November election. Jessica Lopez and Gary Nasal both filed petitions to run for Municipal Court Judge.

• Discussion was held regarding the proposal to use schools throughout the county as voting locations. Bruns, along with deputy director Ian Ridgeway and chairman Dave Fisher, recently held a Zoom meeting with superintendents to discuss this as a possibility. Bruns said the next step is to come up with a feasible plan before conducting facility checks to ensure adequate parking, power, and space.

• The board approved a two-year membership with the Election Center at a cost of $1,605. According to Ridgeway, the two-year membership presents cost savings for the board, as a single-year membership would cost $1,070.

The next BOE meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 22.

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