The Athens County Board of Elections’ official tally of all votes cast on the issue revealed Friday that the one percent earned income tax levy for Alexander Local School District passed by a single vote. 

The final tally put the votes for the levy at 1,184 in favor to 1,183 against it. Ohio law states that because the margin of victory is less than half of one percent of all votes cast, a recount must occur. That will be done on June 3 at 9 a.m.

The levy first passed on May 7 by a five vote margin, 1,177 in favor to 1,172 against, according to the Board of Elections’ unofficial results. 

This is the sixth levy to fund operating costs that Alexander Local School District has attempted to pass within the past three years. If the results stand, it will be the first operating levy the district has passed since 1991. 


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