Last updated: November 20. 2013 2:22PM - 825 Views
By William Duffield Staff writer

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XENIA — The Nov. 5, 2013 election is now officially history, but history was changed with the Greene County Board of Elections certification of the vote Tuesday afternoon during a meeting at the board’s office on Ledbetter Road.

The Beavercreek Schools’ 6.3-mill additional levy, which went down by a narrow margin when votes were counted Nov. 5, has now won by 30 votes waiting for the mandatory recount.

The levy originally won by 26 votes in Greene County voters, 7,952-7,926, but lost in Montgomery County by 55 votes. The total vote showed the levy going down, 8,093-8,122.

When Tuesday’s final count was finished, however, the Greene County margin actually had the levy winning 8,036-7,951. Assuming the Montgomery County numbers don’t change drastically, the levy passes 8,177-8,147. The percentage difference of .11 percent falls within the range for the automatic recount called for in the Ohio election rules, which says anything within one half of one percent calls for the recount.

Llyn McCoy of the Greene County Board of Elections said that the recount should be final within a couple of weeks.

“The recount has to be ordered by the Secretary of State,” McCoy said. “Then we notify the school by certified letter. The Secretary of State usually takes about two days to make the order. It takes a couple of weeks for the recount.”

The voter turn-out also went up with the official count, from 30.97 percent as listed on Nov. 5 to 31.26 percent with the official count.

Contact William Duffield at bduffield@civitasmedia.com or by phone at 937-372-4444 ext. 133.

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