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Unofficial results: 2 of 3 charter amendment issues pass in Fairborn

UPDATE @ 10:10 p.m.

Fairborn voters approved two issues and narrowly rejected a third that would have amended the city’s charter, according to final, unofficial results from the Greene County Board of Elections.

Issue 5: 56 percent in favor to 44 percent against

Issue 6: 49.4 percent in favor to 50.6 percent against

Issue 7: 52 percent in favor to 48 percent against

UPDATE @ 9:23 p.m.

Fairborn voters are approving the three issues for charter amendments, according to the third update tonight from the Greene County Board of Elections.

Issue 5: 66 percent to 34 percent

Issue 6: 50.4 percent to 49.6 percent

Issue 7: 63 percent to 37 percent

UPDATE @ 9:05 p.m.

Results are narrowing but Fairborn voters are approving the three issues for charter amendments, according to the third update tonight from the Greene County Board of Elections.

Issue 5: 66 percent to 34 percent

Issue 6: 50.4 percent to 49.6 percent

Issue 7: 63 percent to 37 percent

UPDATE @ 8:30 p.m.

Fairborn voters are supporting the three issues for charter amendments, according to the second update tonight from the Greene County Board of Elections.

Issue 5: 69 percent to 31 percent

Issue 6: 53 percent to 47 percent

Issue 7: 71 percent to 29 percent

EARLIER

Early, unofficial results from today’s election in Fairborn show voters approving three issues that seek to change the city’s charter.

Early and absentee voters are 69 percent for and 31 percent against Issue 5; 53 percent for and 47 percent against Issue 6; and 71 percent for and 29 percent against Issue 7, according to the Greene County Board of Elections.

Issue 5 asks voters to extend the term for mayor from two to four years and enable a person to serve both as mayor and as a council member for a total of 16 consecutive years.

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The city’s charter currently limits combined terms to eight consecutive years.

Regardless of the May 7 outcome, the city charter says an elected official must take a two-year break from office after terms are finished before seeking re-election.

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City officials have said the amendment to the city’s charter would help the city have more influence on regional planning, enabling the mayor to serve as long as other city representatives on the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission.

Issue 6 asks voters whether to remove the automatic repeal after 180 days of emergency ordinances passed by council. In addition, Issue 6 asks voters to change language for purposes of council holding executive sessions to include reasons outlined in the Ohio Revised Code.

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Issue 7 seeks approval from voters to reduce the number of signatures a city council candidate must have to petition for office from 100 to 50. Issue 7, if approved, would also require such petitions to be filed with the board of elections office by 90 days of an election instead of 60 days.

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