(4-29-20) Not since women were given the right to vote has there been a moment to remember in Ohio elections. First the postponement of this year’s primary, delaying the vote and then voting by mail thanks to the COVID 19 pandemic. All unprecedented in the history of our state and country.

 

The mental change of voters cannot be judged, but the result of this election will be examined as some leaders look to hold a possible by mail national presidential election in November.

 

Looking at yesterday’s un-official numbers in Mercer County –

Mercer County School Levy Votes

Mercer Co Stats 2020 levy vote

NoteVan Wert County voters approved the Parkway Local School District levy 77-25.

Mercer Co Stats 2020 indv vote

Did the change in voting process make a difference in Mercer County, did the COVID 19 pandemic effect school levy votes?

Mercer Co Stats 2020 vote

Primary elections usually do have lower turnouts, this year 27.79% of registered voters sent in a ballot in Mercer County. Did Bernie Sanders dropping out of the Democratic Presidential race on April 8th have an impact on more voters not voting…he opted out after the primary was postponed on March 17th.

Earlier this week Ohio’s Secretary of State Frank LaRose said over 1.9 million Ohioans had requested absentee ballots by the deadline on Saturday.  1.5 million of those had already submitted them (by Tuesday). In comparison, 3 million Ohioans voted in the 2016 primary election.