Alexander levy fails, again

Staff Report -

ALBANY — The proposed 1.5 percent income tax levy for Alexander Local Schools was one defeated during Tuesday’s special election.

The tax was the only issue before Meigs County voters, meaning voters only voters in the Columbia precinct voted in the election.

In Meigs County, 95 people voted for the levy, while 150 voted against the levy. There are 798 registered voters in the precint, with a turnout of 30.78 percent.

In Athens County, which has the largest number of voters in the school district, 1,009 people voted against the levy, with 643 voting in favor of the tax.

Between the two counties, 1,159 voted against the levy, with 738 voting in favor of the levy.

There are a small number of voters in Vinton County located within the school district. Results from that area were not available as of deadline.

While there was only one precinct voting in Meigs County, it was an opportunity to test electronic voting with touchscreen voting machines. The new system went smoothly according to the Meigs County Board of Elections.

Staff Report