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Early voting for the May 2014 primary is now underway in Fulton County and throughout Ohio. Secretary of State Jon Husted earlier this year announced the hours, which apply statewide.


The hours are:


8 a.m. to 5 p.m., this week;


8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, April 7;


8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, April 8, through April 11;


8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, April 14, 2014, through May 2; and


8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, May 3.


In Fulton County, early in-person voting can be done at the board of elections office, 135 Courthouse Plaza, Wauseon. An absentee ballot can also be requested by mail.


Several issues will appear on the May primary ballot in Fulton County, including an additional tax for Delta’s pool. The five-year, 1.25-mill levy is for the purpose of operating a municipal pool and any pool related expenses.


Also, voters in the Pike-Delta-York School District will decide on a levy renewal and increase. (See story on Page 1)


It would renew $909,937 in annual funding and provide an increase of $320,000 if passed.


The Swanton Local School District is asking voters to approve a renewal of the 0.75 percent income tax that is currently in place. The income tax money is a large portion of the district’s revenue.


Fulton County voters in the Liberty Center School District will decide on a 37-year, 7.9 bond issue for new construction.


Throughout Fulton County, votes will be cast on a five-year renewal and increase for senior citizen services. Officials are seeking a renewal of 1.1-mills and an increase of 0.5-mill.


The Archbold Community Library will have a 0.7-mill, five-year renewal levy on the ballot.


Also, Swancreek Township will be seeking a five-year renewal and increase for fire services. Voters will decide on a renewal of 1 mill and an increase of 0.5-mill.


Amboy Township voters will decide on a five-year, 1-mill fire levy renewal and a replacement with a 0.25 reduction for a cemetery levy. That amounts to a levy of 0.75-mill.


In Fulton Township, voters will decide on an additional levy. The five-year, 0.75-mill levy would provide for general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of township roads.


In German Township, voters will decide on the renewal of a five-year, 1-mill roads levy.


Gorham Township voters will vote on a five-year, 0.4-mill renewal levy for the purpose of maintaining and operating Pleasant View Union Cemetery.


Throughout Fulton County, votes will be cast on a renewal and increase for senior citizen services. Officials are seeking a renewal of 1.1-mills and an increase of 0.5-mill.


Also in Fulton County, Jeffrey L. Rupp has filed to run for county commissioner, Brett Kolb for auditor, Michael J. Bumb for probate and juvenile judge and Char Lee for treasurer. All are uncontested Republicans.

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