Canal Winchester voters will see a crowded ballot when they go to the polls on Nov. 3.

Canal Winchester voters will see a crowded ballot when they go to the polls on Nov. 3.

In addition to voting on three statewide issues and a Franklin County Children Services levy, local residents will choose four members of Canal Winchester Village Council, three members of the Canal Winchester Board of Education and will decide the fate of a local option request that would allow the sale of liquor from 10 a.m. to midnight on Sundays at the Walmart Supercenter at 6647 Winchester Blvd.

The village council candidates include Bobbie Mershon, John Bender and Leah Turner, all incumbents; and Steve Donahue, William Bennett, James H. Wynkoop and Robert C. Hawk.

Victor Paini decided not to seek re-election to village council. He is instead one of six candidates hoping to be elected to two seats on the Madison Township Board of Trustees. The others are Edward Dildine, John A. Kershner, William L. Stoots, Brad Lewis and incumbent James S. Hummel.

The eight school board candidates are Chad Hockman, James M. Barnett, Brian Niceswanger, William S. Griffith and Michael A. Yonnotti and incumbents Debra M. Waites, Stan Smith and Charles Miller.

Canal Winchester residents who live in Violet Township will choose two members of the Violet Township Board of Trustees. The candidates are incumbents Terry Dunlap Sr. and Harry Myers Jr., Teresa Meno, Dean F. Rennell and Brian S. Wisniewski.

The three statewide issues on the ballot are all proposed amendments to the Ohio Constitution.

Issue 1 would authorize the state to issue bonds to provide compensation to military veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf.

Issue 2 would create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board to establish and implement standards of care for livestock and poultry.

Issue 3 would allow gambling one gambling casino to be operated in each of four cities: Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Toledo.

The 3.1-mill Children Services levy would replace a 3.15-mill levy that expires in December.

It is currently being collected at a rate of 2.17 mills because of millage rollback provisions in Ohio law that prevent voter-approved property taxes from rising as a result of increases in property values.

Voter approval of the replacement levy on Nov. 3 would increase the collection rate to 3.1 mills.