MARION, Ohio--Don't say your vote doesn't count. Unofficial results from Tuesday's primary polling in Marion County show that one person made the difference in Prospect.
According to the Marion County Board of Elections, Prospect illage's property tax increase passed by a single vote, with a margin of 65 to 64. If this holds up after an official tally on May 22, it means an increase from 0.9 to 3.9 mills--costing the owner of a $100,000 home approximately $119 per year.
Elections board director Dave Little said when he visted the Prospect polling center on voting day, turnout was "light". He later reported that only 16% of the village's registered voters cast a ballot.
The other issue on Marion County's primary ballot was the Cardington-Lincoln school district tax levy, which failed 413 to 398 according to the Morrow County Board of Elections.