Polls close; Election Day struggles to attract voters

Election Day May 5, 2015. (WDTN Photo)
Election Day May 5, 2015. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – It is Election Day in 74 Ohio counties.

2 NEWS is keeping an eye on a number of school levies in particular, but it appears low turnout could mean the tax dollars spent by many will be decided by a few.

Officials say they already know that turnout for this election will be significantly lower then the general election.

It is a trend happening nationwide especially when people aren’t electing a president.  Despite that, the Montgomery County Board of Elections is prepared.

They say they prepare for the election as if 100 percent of the community is voting.  There are a lot major issues and races on the ballots across Montgomery County.

In Dayton, voters will decide which four of the five commission candidates will move forward.

In Huber Heights, residents are deciding on council members who will move on.  Tipp City voters will have to decide whether or not to pass the school tax levy and in Harrison Township, voters are deciding on the future of the fire and EMS services.

Board of Election officials say this election is as important as any other.  They will take their time to get you accurate results.

“There’s one phrase we always say in election, ‘Speed kills’ and we know you want the results as soon sas possible, but we want to make sure you get the right results out there as soon as possible so we can only go as fast as we can go with our limitations with our servers,” said Jan Kelly, director, Montgomery County Board of Elections.

County officials expect to start calculating results by 8:00 p.m.

2 NEWS and WDTN.com will gather the results and send them along to you as soon as they are available.

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