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Clark County Recruits Enough Pollworkers, Voters To Decide Several Tax Issues

Clark County now has enough pollworkers to cover the May 5 election, as the board of elections recruited enough people this week to avoid being short staffed on election day.

Clark County Board of Elections Director Matthew Tlachac explained that there was a flood of applications that came in just a week before the May 5 primary.

"As of right now we are in good shape and we have a significant amount of back up workers on call that we can call upon if necessary," he said.

When voters hit the polls, they will decide on several tax issues.

Springfield City Schools has a renewal on the ballot and the Northeastern Local School District is seeking a one percent, 10-year earned income tax that will generate more than $4 million annually. In New Carlisle, voters will be asked to approve new money for police services.

There is a also contested Republican primary for Municipal Court judge as Clark County assistant prosecutors Brian Driscoll and Daniel Carey square off to see who will challenge Democratic incumbent Eugene Nevius in November’s general election.

The contested primary will be the only issue on the ballot in some precincts.