Thirty-two Miami Trace Local School District residents who reside in Madison County have the opportunity to vote in Fayette County during May’s primary election.
The motion was approved last week by the Fayette County Board of Elections to allow the voters to cast ballots in Madison Township, Fayette County.
On the ballot in the May primary election will be an issue for a school levy renewal for the Miami Trace Local School District.
Beth Ann Snyder, Fayette County Board of Elections director, said the board of elections in Madison County has been in contact with the Fayette County board to ask for consent and approval to allow the 32 Madison County residents to be able to vote in Fayette County.
According to Snyder, Fayette and Madison county board of elections offices have worked together in the past to allow those voters to cast ballots in Fayette County when Madison County is not having an election.
She said that Fayette County cannot work out that same sort of agreement with Miami Trace School District voters in Pickaway County because the number of registered voters who live in Pickaway County is above the 200-person limit.
“We will do it the same way that we have done it in the past,” said Snyder. “It’s kind of thing you do with other county boards when they don’t have an election. All they will get to vote on is the Miami Trace school issue. They won’t get to see anything else.”
A separate ballot will be made up for the 32 Madison County residents who are registered to vote.
“What will happen is that Madison County will contact those registered voters and notify them and give them the instructions to contact Fayette County. It’s very simple, we have done it in the past,” said Snyder.
Dan Roberts, board member of the Fayette County Board of Elections, made the motion to have the Madison County voters who will vote in the Miami Trace school issue to be able to vote in Madison Township, Fayette County. Judy Craig seconded the motion and the motion was approved by the board. No objections were made to the motion.
There will be two ballots available for voters at the May primary election: an issues-only ballot and a Republican primary ballot.
“That’s what all of the poll workers will tell the people who come to vote,” said Snyder.
Look for more election news from the Fayette County Board of Elections in future Record-Herald editions.
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