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May 3 Election Information

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Desmond Winton-Finklea

It’s election day in Ohio, but this primary is unlike any the state has ever seen. This year there will be two primary elections.

On today’s ballot are statewide races for governor and lieutenant governor, U.S. congressional seats and local issues. Ohio’s second primary is set to take place August 2 and include races for state legislative positions.

This is a result of Ohio’s Redistricting Commission being unable to create legislative maps on time. Ohio’s Supreme Court has rejected four sets of submitted maps for unconstitutionally favoring Republicans.

Some officials say they are concerned that two primaries could be confusing to voters. Montgomery County resident Jamie Jenks says he agrees. Jenks voted today at Sinclair Community College’s South Campus.

"Hopefully they get it figured out and make it fair for everyone," she said. "It’s important who we put in office.I’m out here to show my support for that."

For more information election night results, visit your county's board of elections website or visit the Ohio Secretary of State’s website.


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We have the unofficial results from yesterday’s local elections in Butler County.Daniel Phillips won convincingly in the race for county Juvenile Court Judge.

The Middletown City Fire Bond Issue and the Fairfield City Fire levy both passed.But the income tax levy for Madison City Schools and the fire levy for Madison township both failed.

Butler County residents also voted to allow Sunday liquor sales at Casey's Gas Station on the corner of Ohio 747 & Princeton Road.


We have the unofficial results from yesterday’s local elections in Clark County.

Sasha Rittenhouse overwhelmingly won the Republican primary race for Clark County commission.

Brian C. Driscoll won the race for County Common Pleas Court Judge.

The police levy in Bethel and Madriver Townships both passed.

So did the county’s historical society levy.

The Springfield City Schools levy also passed in a very tight vote.

But the Clark Shawnee local schools levy failed.

Enon residents also voted to allow Sunday liquor sales at a new British gastropub in the village called The Last Queen.


We have the unofficial results from yesterday’s local elections in Greene County.

The Beavercreek city income tax levy failed again, for the sixth time since 1984.

Some Greene County residents also voted to allow liquor sales any day of the week at Jasper Hills Golf Club in Xenia.

Some city charter amendments were passed in Xenia as well.


We have the unofficial results from yesterday’s local elections in Montgomery County.

In the Republican Primary for Montgomery County Commissioner, former Dayton police officer Jordan Wortham defeated longtime Dayton firefighter Rennes Bowers.

And Angelina Jackson won the Democratic primary for Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge.

The Centerville City Schools, Washington Township street and Germantown Senior Center levy passed.

And the Jackson Township parks and street levies both passed. A street levy in Phillipsburg also passed.

But an emergency levy for Tri-County North Highschool and the Trotwood Income tax levy for road repair both failed.

Voters in Miami Township also voted in favor of letting their trustees negotiate natural gas supply and electric generation rates through a process called aggregation.


We have the unofficial results from yesterday’s local elections in Warren County.

Thomas Grossman won in a close Republican primary race for county commissioner.

Residents in the City of Franklin also voted to change a number of items in the city’s charter–including a provision that allows the city to post public notices on Facebook instead of in a local newspaper.


We have the unofficial results from yesterday’s regional elections.

Tamie Wilson won the democratic primary for Ohio’s 4th congressional district. She’ll go up against incumbent Republican Jim Jordan in November.

Local congressman Warren Davison won his primary election against moderate Phil Heimlich.

And it looks like local blogger David Esrati won the Democratic primary for the 10th congressional district. He’ll face incumbent Republican Mike Turner in the fall.
Desmond Winton-Finklea, an avid listener to NPR, is WYSO’s Marketing & Social Media Manager. He oversees marketing and communications for platforms, including its websites, apps, streams, emails and social media accounts. Desmond has attended Central State University and the International College of Broadcasting. Hired directly out of school, he began working for Dayton-area television stations as a multimedia specialist and an editor of video, audio and digital content. Desmond aims to use his plethora of experience and knowledge to expand WYSO’s digital presence.