Seven local issues across the state were decided by just one vote, which offers evidence that every vote matters, according to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.
A review of the November 2014 general election found that seven local issues were decided by one vote or were tied.
“Whether it is a statewide or local issue, every ballot question has an impact on our lives and it is important that every voice is heard,” Husted said in a written release. “When voters stay home they allow others to make these decisions for them.”
In the 2013 general, 2014 primary and 2014 general elections a total of 70 local issues have been decided by one vote or tied, Husted said.