Voters in Reynoldsburg and Truro Township face a number of decisions on Nov. 7.

The city is seeking approval for several charter changes and voters will choose a new city auditor to succeed Richard Harris, who decided not to seek another term.

In addition, both incumbents and newcomers are battling for seats on City Council and the Reynoldsburg Board of Education.

In the auditor's race, voters will choose between Democrat Mildred M. Johnson and Republican Stephen M. Cicak, who currently represents Ward 1 on City Council.

Six candidates are seeking election to three seats on City Council: Democrats Stacie A. Baker, Kristin J. Bryant and Kelly S. Cruse and Republicans Barth R. Cotner, Aaron DeLong and Chris Long.

Cotner and Long are incumbents.

A seventh candidate, Courtney N. Martin, had filed to run as an independent but dropped out of the race. Her decision not to run came too late to remove her name from the ballot, but any votes cast for her will not be counted, according to the Franklin County Board of Elections.

Incumbent Dan Skinner opted not to seek re-election.

Four candidates are seeking three seats on the Reynoldsburg Board of Education.

Incumbents Joe Begeny and Robert G. Truex II are seeking re-election. Jeni Quesenberry and Robert M. Barga are also hoping to be elected to seats. Incumbent Elaine Tornero opted not to run for another term.

Two candidates, Stephanie McCloud and Dennis Nicodemus, are seeking two seats on the Truro Township Board of Trustees.

City charter issues

Reynoldsburg voters will decide on five amendments to the city charter on the Nov. 7 ballot.

Issue 21 would allow City Council to set competitive bidding levels and require competitive bidding for purchase of supplies, equipment and construction on public improvements.

Issue 22 would give City Council the ability to advertise city meetings on websites and through social media.

Issue 23 would remove partisan requirements for appointing members of the Reynoldsburg Planning Commission.

Issue 24 would remove partisan requirements for appointments to the city's Board of Zoning and Building Appeals,

Issue 25 would clarify language in the charter regarding how meetings involving zoning issues are publicized to residents.

County, state issues

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.

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