Issues and candidates: What you need to know before Tuesday's election
(WKEF/WRGT) - A lot of issues are on the ballot this election day. From proposed levys, to a proposed Constitutional amendment and a gubernatorial campaign, voters have a lot to consider.
One of the issues getting most attention this election is Issue 1, it's a proposed Constitutional amendment that would create a bipartisan public process to draw congressional districts.
Locally, another issue getting a lot of debate is Issue 15 in Washington Township. At issue is how to develop the Hithergreen Property. The property was put up for sale in 2014, in the past it has been a school, a church and a senior center. Voting for the measure would mean up to 30 single-family homes across nine acres would be built. If it's voted down, that plan would not go forward. However, development could still happen and could include up to 23 single-family homes.
Aside from the issues, Ohioans must decide who they want to face off in the general election in November to be our next governor. There are two Republican candidates in the race, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor.
Six Democrat candidates are in the race, they are former Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray, Larry E. Ealy, former U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich, Bill O'Neill, Paul E. Ray and State Senator Joe Schiavoni.
In addition to the candidates, there are several levy elections including police, school and fire. You can review those online here.