Alexander income tax only item before voters in May


Only one township in Meigs County votes on issue

By Sarah Hawley - shawley@civitasmedia.com



POMEROY — With the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office bond issue off the ballot for what would have been a May special election, that leaves the proposed income tax for Alexander Local Schools as the only item on the ballot for voters in any portion of Meigs County.

Voters in at least of portion of Columbia Township will be asked to consider the proposed income tax, as will voters in Athens and Vinton counties which reside within the Alexander School District.

With no county-wide election in Meigs County, the Meigs County Board of Elections took action to mail absentee ballot applications to the 710 voters who are in the area that votes on the income tax. Those absentee ballots are then mailed back to the Athens County Board of Elections

The voters will also have the opportunity to vote by absentee ballot or will be assigned a nearby polling place in Athens County where they may vote in person on election day.

Deputy Director Angie Robson explained that she had spoke with the Athens County Board of Elections regarding the matter prior to Tuesday’s meeting regarding the matter to discuss the options. The Athens County Board must also approve the plan.

This means that there will be no election conducted in May through the Meigs County Board of Elections. The next election in Meigs County would be in November, unless a matter is presented for a special election prior to that date.

Only one township in Meigs County votes on issue

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@civitasmedia.com