The Montgomery County Board of Elections on Tuesday certified the results of the May 8 primary, including two close levies that nearly triggered recounts.
Four candidates, however, will wait until a May 30 recount to see which two are seated on the Montgomery County Democratic Party Central Committee in two elections each separated by a vote.
A German Twp. roads levy failed by 12 votes, 323-311. It was an additional 2-mill levy. The levy proposed an additional tax for funds for general construction, resurfacing and repair of streets, roads and bridges.
In Jefferson Twp., a general operations levy failed by 6 votes, 453-447. The levy would have benefited the unincorporated area of Jefferson Township for the purpose of meeting current expenses at a rate not exceeding 3.75 mills, first due in calendar year 2019.
With a tightening of just one more vote, the Jefferson Twp. operating levy results would have been recounted, said Steve Harsman, Montgomery County Board of Elections deputy director. A margin of one half of one percent triggers automatic recounts. The German Twp. road levy election difference would have needed to be four or fewer votes, he said.
Two Democratic Central Committee races in Dayton precincts 18-B and 21-C resulted in one-vote races, requiring a 100-percent hand recount.
In 18-B, Arlinda Vaughn received 64 votes and Jason Miller 63. Marcia Knox received 63 votes, leading Ladona McKinney with 62 in 21-C.
The recount will be May 30 to determine the winners unless either of the currently losing candidate waives the right to a recount.
Voter turnout across the county for the primary election was 19.07 percent, according to the board.
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