The top local issue Reynoldsburg voters will face on the May 4 ballot is the school district's request for an incremental operating levy starting at 6.9 mills this year and increasing by 1 mill a year until 2013.

The top local issue Reynoldsburg voters will face on the May 4 ballot is the school district's request for an incremental operating levy starting at 6.9 mills this year and increasing by 1 mill a year until 2013.

This is the district's fourth attempt since November 2008 to get an operating levy approved. The district's most recent successful attempt at convincing voters to approve an operating levy was in 1997.

If passed, district officials have said, the incremental levy on the May 4 ballot would cost an additional $211 per $100,000 of home valuation during the first year of collection. That would increase to $241 in the next year, $271 in the third year and then to $303 in the final year.

At the state level, voters will decide on two constitutional amendments.

State Issue 1 would authorize the issuance of $700-million in bonds to continue the Ohio Third Frontier program, an economic development program for high-tech businesses and jobs.

State Issue 2 seeks permission to move the location of a Columbus casino voters had approved in November from the Arena District to the former Delphi plant on Columbus' West Side.

Also on the ballot are a Democratic Party primary between Jennifer Brunner and Lee Fisher for a U.S. Senate term beginning Jan.1, 2011; a Republican Party primary between Jon Husted and Sandra O'Brien to be Ohio Secretary of State; and a Republican primary race between David A. Yost and Seth Morgan for the right to represent the party in November's race to be state auditor.

Two Republicans and two Libertarians are on the May 4 primary ballot in the 12th Congressional District race, seeking a chance to face Democrat Paula Brooks in November. Incumbent Republican Pat Tiberi is facing challenger Andrew Zukowski. The Libertarians are Eddie Florek and Travis Irvine. Green Party candidate Robert Fitrakis is running as a write-in May 4.

Seven Democrats are seeking the party's nomination to run in November for the 3rd District Senate seat currently held by Republican David Goodman of New Albany. Goodman cannot seek re-election because of term limits. Candidates are Cortez Bogard, Roxyanne Burrus, Bev Campbell, Ben Kessler, Star Johnson, Mark Pfeifer and Jim Wiley.

Libertarian William Yarborough and Republican Kevin Bacon are running unopposed in the primary. Bacon currently represents the 21st District in the Ohio House of Representatives.

Races on the May 4 ballot for Reynoldsburg residents who live in Licking County include Republican primaries for county commissioner and auditor.

Republican candidates for a commissioner's term that starts on Jan. 1, 2011, are Duane Flowers, Ed Martin and Doug Smith. The three Republicans in the primary for county auditor are Keith Alexander, Doug Joseph and Michael Smith.