While two write-in candidates technically are running for Bexley city auditor on Tuesday, only one is interested in holding the office.

While two write-in candidates technically are running for Bexley city auditor on Tuesday, only one is interested in holding the office.

After current auditor Larry Heiser was declared ineligible for the ballot by the Franklin County Board of Elections, former city auditor Gary Qualmann and Bexley service director Bill Harvey filed paperwork to run as write-in candidates. Harvey said at the time that he decided to run because he was concerned a qualified candidate wouldn't be on the ballot. But he has since confirmed he doesn't want to be auditor.

Qualmann, 58, served one four-year term as auditor before losing to Heiser in the November 2005 election. He has stayed active in the community, having served on Capital University's audit committee and more recently Capital's board of trustees. He also was a member of Mayor John Brennan's financial task force, which was assembled last year to review city finances.

Four candidates are vying for three seats on Bexley City Council: incumbents Robyn Jones, Matt Lampke and Rick Weber and newcomer Richard Sharp.

Jones, 58, and Lampke, 37, are running for a third term, while Weber, 61, is running for his sixth term. Sharp, 47, is the owner and chief executive officer of Sharp Community Resources Extended Area Transit, also known as "The Beat Bus."

Three candidates are running for three open seats on the Bexley board of education: Carol Ann Fey, Marlee Snowdon and incumbent Diane Peterson.

Fey, 55, is a member of Superintendent Mike Johnson's financial task force, which was formed to study district finances. She also served as parent-teacher organization president at Cassingham Elementary and Bexley Middle School. She is an attorney in private practice.

Peterson, 41, had been planning to leave the school board after eight years but decided to run as a write-in candidate after Michele Kusma and Jennifer Waterman had their petitions disqualified by the board of elections. She served as school board president in 2007 and 2008.

Snowdon, 41, served as president of the Maryland Elementary PTO and currently serves as the treasurer of the school district's council of PTOs.

The Bexley Public Library is asking for a five-year, 1.5-mill levy that would generate $689,000 a year and cost Bexley homeowners around $45 per $100,000 of valuation.

The library, founded in 1925 and based at 2411 E. Main St. since 1929, always has operated on money from the Ohio Public Library Fund, which was reduced by almost 31 percent this year, according to library officials. The decrease reduced library funding by $575,000 -- one-third of the annual budget.

Franklin County Children Services is seeking approval of Issue 4, a 3.10-mill replacement levy to fund services for abused and neglected children and their families. It would replace the current 3.15-mill levy, which expires at the end of the year. The levy would be collected beginning in January and cost homeowners $95 for every $100,000 of assessed property value, or $28.48 a year more than homeowners now pay.

All voters in Ohio will weigh in on three issues:

Issue 1 would authorize the issuing of up to $200-million in bonds to provide compensation to Ohio veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, or to certain survivors of service members who are killed, designated as missing in action or held in captivity. Issue 2 would create a Livestock Care Standards Board that would set rules for the treatment of farm animals to "endeavor to maintain food safety, encourage locally grown and raised food, and protect Ohio farms and families," according to the Ohio secretary of state's Web site. Issue 3 would permit gambling casinos in the state's four biggest cities -- Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo -- with their gross revenues taxed at a rate of 33 percent.

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