Races for Pickerington City Council, Pickerington school board and Violet Township fiscal officer all will be determined on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Early and absentee voting began Oct. 8. Polling places will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This year, Pickerington voters will select three members to city council to serve four-year terms. The five-person field includes Nicholas Derksen, incumbent Crystal Hicks, Kevin Kemper, William Reed and Brian Wisniewski. Councilmen Mike Sabatino and Jerry Dailey chose not to seek reelection.

Incumbent Jaclyn Rohaly also is running unopposed for a council term that will expire Dec. 31, 2021. She was appointed to the seat in February by Mayor Lee Gray.

Voters will select two school board members from a pool of five candidates.

Christian Johnson, incumbent Keith Kristoff, Cathy Olshefski, Tezlyn Reardon and Barry Sutherland each are running for a four-year term. Boiard member Michelle Waterhouse chose not to seek reelection.

Violet Township voters will elect a new fiscal officer. Candidates in the race are Jennifer Clemens, Dan Griscom, Vanessa Niekamp and Peggy Portier.

Fiscal officer Brian Sauer chose not to seek reelection.

The winner will take office April 1, 2020, for a four-year term.

Additionally, incumbent Lee Gray is running unopposed for a four-year term to remain Pickerington's mayor.

Look online at ThisWeekNEWS. com/Elections for candidates and issues coverage and go to ThisWeekNEWS.com for Election Night Live results and recaps Tuesday night, Nov. 5.

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