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Majority of School Tax Renewals Passed During This Year’s Primary Election

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Collectively, nearly 150 school tax issues from more than 130 school districts popped up on ballots across Ohio during this year’s primary election.

Earlier this week, Ohio School Board Association’s Damon Asbury told StateImpact Ohio how he thought this year’s tax issues might fare. He estimated less than half of the state’s new money requests would be approved, while up to 90 percent of the renewals would pass.

And according to our unofficial results early Wednesday morning, those numbers were just about right on target.

Roughly 91 percent of tax renewals passed, and close to 39 percent of new money requests passed.

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Here Are The School Issues You’ll See on Next Week’s Primary Ballots

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More than 130 school districts around the state are asking voters to approve issues during Tuesday’s primary election.

The majority of the 149 questions are renewals, with new money requests making up the remaining issues.

Browse through the spreadsheet below to find more details about the school issues in your area.

Curious how much a yes vote on one of these issues might cost you? The Plain Dealer has posted a tutorial on how to calculate your property taxes here.

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Infographic: Everything You Want to Know About November 2013 School Levy Results

levyinfographicthumbnailThere were nearly 200 school tax issues on the ballot in the November 2013 general election.

Nearly two-thirds of those issues passed — but some kinds of issues were more likely to pass than others.

Check out this infographic to explore the data and trends behind this election’s levy results. And search district-by-district, state-wide levy results here.

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Ohio School Levy Results for Nov. 5, 2013 General Election

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Molly Bloom / StateImpact Ohio

Nearly two-thirds of school tax issues on the Nov. 5 ballot were approved by voters, according to unofficial election results.

Voters rejected most requests to increase taxes by approving new taxes or replacing existing levies.

But voters approved nearly all requests to renew existing tax levies.

That initial pattern is in line with results from recent off-year elections.
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Special Election Results Show One Third of School Levies Approved

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Local voters approved six of 19 school tax issues on the ballot in yesterday’s special election, unofficial election results gathered by the Ohio School Boards Association show.

That approval rate of 32 percent is similar to the results from last August’s special election. About 31 percent of school tax issues passed in the August 2012 special election.

[Click here for Aug. 6, 2013 election results.]

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