New Albany and Plain Township voters will see a local levy and several races on their ballot Nov. 7, but every race has a field of uncontested candidates.
Voters will decide whether to approve a 1.25-mill levy for the New Albany-Plain Local School District.
The levy would generate about $1.17 million annually for five years and would be used for capital-asset repairs and replacements, according to the district.
Levy approval would result in an annual cost of $153.13 annually for taxpayers whose homes have a market value of $350,000, which equates to $43.75 annually per $100,000 of property value. The owner of a home with a $350,000 market value pays approximately $6,400 annually in school-district property taxes now, according to the district.
At the end of December, 2.5 mills to repay bond debt is expected to come off the books, representing an annual cost reduction of $267.97 for taxpayers with a $350,000 home valuation.
The general election will include six incumbents for six of seven New Albany City Council seats. The council members on the ballot are Marlene Brisk, Colleen Briscoe, Michael Durik, Chip Fellows, Glyde Marsh and Mat Shull.
Brisk and Durik, who were appointed in August 2016 and Feb. 7, respectively, are running to retain terms that end Dec. 31, 2019.
The school board members on the ballot are Mike Busch, who was appointed to the board March 7, Debra Kalinosky and John McClelland.
Plain Township trustee Tom Rybski is running again for a trustee seat.
At the county level, voters will decide on a 3.5-mill renewal levy for the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities and municipal court judges.
At the state level, voters will decide whether to support Issues 1 and 2.
Issue 1, often called Marsy's Law, would amend the Ohio Constitution to secure certain rights for crime victims and their families.
Issue 2 is the Drug Price Standards Initiative.
A "yes" vote would support the measure to require state agencies and programs to pay no more for prescription drugs than what is paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Early and absentee voting began Oct. 11 and continues through Monday, Nov. 6.
For election results and recaps Tuesday night, Nov. 7, check out ThisWeek's Election Night Live at ThisWeekNEWS.com.