Washington County election results delayed

Published: Apr. 28, 2020 at 10:39 PM EDT
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The Washington County Board of Elections said Tuesday night that results of the Primary Election are being delayed.

An election official says the delay is due to an issue counting the ballots.

Because of the issue, the Ohio Secretary of State's office said the local Board of Elections cannot release those results.

The board is working on the problem and will release the results as soon as possible.

In a statement, the Board of Elections said: "We're certainly happy that we had such an incredible response after Ohio converted to a vote-by-mail primary virtually overnight. As we continue to tabulate the ballots into the evening, what's far more important than being fast is being accurate. That's what Washington County voters deserve."

Among the races voters are watching in Washington County are two republican races for County Commissioner.

In one race incumbent Ron Feathers is facing Beverly businessman Charles Schilling. No candidates filed to run on the democratic ticket.

In the other race incumbent David White is facing James Booth. The winner of this race will face democrat Cora Marshall in the general election.

Also, on the ballot is the republican race for Prosecutor. Current prosecutor Nicole Coil, who was appointed to the position in June 2019, is facing the current assistant prosecutor Amy Bean.

Voters in Marietta are awaiting results for the Marietta City Schools levy. If approved the funds would go toward salaries and benefits for teachers, and money for athletics, busing, and special education and will not create new taxes.

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