BOE certifies general election


By Ashley Bunton - abunton@civitasmedia.com



The Fayette County Board of Elections, pictured left to right, Dan Roberts, Merilyn Long, Judy Craig, Jamie Brooks, Robin Beekman, Jamie Teeters, Beth Ann Snyder, and Myron Priest.


Jamie Brooks, Fayette County Board of Elections Deputy Director


The Fayette County Board of Elections held a meeting Tuesday to certify the official results of the 2016 general election and prepare for an audit.

“People think we’re done on election night—we’re not,” said Beth Ann Snyder, Fayette County Board of Elections director.

In addition to the unofficial voter numbers on election day, 293 provisional votes and 31 absentee ballot votes were added to the count.

There were 37 provisional ballots cast that were not able to be counted in the election. The main issue was that those people had never registered to vote in the state, said Snyder.

According to the official results from the Fayette County Board of Elections, there were 11,325 of 16, 249 registered voters in the county who participated in the 2016 general election. That put the county’s voter turnout for the election at 69.7 percent.

For the presidential candidates, 7,995 people in Fayette County voted for Donald Trump compared to 2,739 votes cast for Hillary Clinton.

There were 259 votes cast for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and for Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, 57.

In the U.S. Senator race, 8,097 Fayette County voters cast a vote for Republican incumbent Sen. Rob Portman compared to 2,442 votes cast for the Democratic Senate candidate, Ted Strickland. The Green Party Senate candidate, Joseph DeMare, received 116 votes. There were 202 votes cast for Tom Connors, the independent Senate candidate, and 146 votes cast for Scott Rupert, an independent candidate.

Mike Turner, Republican incumbent for the House of Representatives for the 10th District, received 6,271 votes compared to the Democratic candidate, Robert Klepinger, who received 2,019 votes.

Steve Stivers, Republican incumbent for the House of Representatives for the 15th District, won with 1,812 votes compared to the Democratic challenger, Scott Wharton, who received 324 votes.

Gary K. Scherer, Republican incumbent for the House of Representatives for the 92nd District ran unopposed and there were 8,171 votes cast for Scherer.

The following vote totals were certified as official in the county races:

County Commissioner Tony Anderson (rep): 8,161

County Commissioner Dan Dean (R): 7,844

Prosecuting attorney Jess Weade (R): 8,511

Clerk of Court of Common Pleas Evelyn Pentzer (R): 8,643

Sheriff Vernon Stanforth (R): 9,117

County Recorder Cathy Templin (R): 8,455

County Treasurer Susan Dunn (R): 8,881

County Engineer Steve Luebbe (R): 8,600

Coroner Dennis A. Mesker (R): 8,922

Member of State Board of Education – 10th District

Nick Owens: 4,820

Braydon Bevens: 3,178

The following vote totals were certified as official county numbers for the Ohio Supreme Court:

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Maureen O’Connor: 7,939

Justice of the Supreme Court

Pat Fischer: 5,235

John P. O’Donnell: 3,640

Justice of the Supreme Court

Pat DeWine: 6,490

Cynthia Rice: 2,769

The following vote totals were certified as official county numbers for Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals

Judge of the Court of Appeals Robin Piper: 7,039

Judge of the Court of Appeals Mike Powell: 7,176

The following vote totals were certified as official county numbers for the Judge of Court of Common Pleas:

Steven Beathard: 8,471

The following vote totals were certified as official county numbers for local issues:

New Holland Cur Ep – Add, one million, five years

For the tax levy: 20

Against the tax levy: 30

New Holland Cemetery – Ren, one million, five years

For the tax levy: 29

Against the tax levy: 21

New Holland Community Center – Ren, 0.5 million, five years

For the tax levy: 17

Against the tax levy: 32

Madison Twp Fire – Add, 0.9 million, five years

For the tax levy: 294

Against the tax levy: 200

Greene County VSD – Ren, 0.75 million CPT

For the tax levy: 5

Against the tax levy: 5

ADAMH – Add, one million, 10 years

For the tax levy: 5,199

Against the tax levy: 5,247

The following vote totals were certified as official county numbers for Sunday Sales:

True North, Sunday Sales, Jeff South

Yes: 231

No: 146

Court House Corner, Sunday Sales, 4B

Yes: 202

No: 193

Mobil, Sunday Sales, 1B

Yes: 230

No: 203

The vote totals were certified by the Fayette County Board of Elections Tuesday. Local issue results were sent to county fiscal officers. For candidates, certificates were signed by the Fayette County Board of Elections and will be sent to the Office of the Ohio Secretary of State to be signed by Gov. John Kasich.

After more than 10 years of service to the Fayette County Board of Elections, deputy director Jamie Teeters will be retiring at the end of the year. The board is currently hiring for a deputy director. Resumes and information on applying for the deputy director position can be found on their website at http://www.electionsonthe.net/oh/fayette/

The Fayette County Board of Elections, pictured left to right, Dan Roberts, Merilyn Long, Judy Craig, Jamie Brooks, Robin Beekman, Jamie Teeters, Beth Ann Snyder, and Myron Priest.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/11/web1_image-2-1-1.jpegThe Fayette County Board of Elections, pictured left to right, Dan Roberts, Merilyn Long, Judy Craig, Jamie Brooks, Robin Beekman, Jamie Teeters, Beth Ann Snyder, and Myron Priest.

Jamie Brooks, Fayette County Board of Elections Deputy Director
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/11/web1_image-1-1-1.jpegJamie Brooks, Fayette County Board of Elections Deputy Director

By Ashley Bunton

abunton@civitasmedia.com

Reach Ashley at (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton

Reach Ashley at (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton