Two Franklin County races from this month's electon are headed for recounts.
Certified elections results from the Franklin County Board of Elections show a levy and bond package issue for the Gahanna-Jefferson school district passing by 76 votes, well within the 0.5% margin that automatically triggers a recount.
The Gahanna package includes a nearly 5 mill bond issue and a 1.5 mill permanent-improvement levy that would be used to build a new high school and provide additions for three other schools. There’s also a 4.26 mill operating levy to hire additional school staff for a growing enrollment and for additional costs related to COVID-19.
All told, the measures would cost homeowners about $374 a year for every $100,000 of home value.
An Ohio Senate race in western Franklin County is also headed for a recount. Certified results show incumbent Republican state Rep. Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) leading Democratic challenger Crystal Lett by 116 votes.