Primary: Low turnout but good results for those seeking issue approval

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The 2019 primary election proved a low-flow day at the polls in Lorain County.

There were just 13,246 ballots cast here Tuesday — that’s only about 12.15 percent of the 109,055 registered voters.

Consider the vote in Amherst’s fourth ward, where Democrats Andrew Flynn and David Kovacs competed for a city council nomination.

Kovacs won by a bare 12 votes but the split was 53 to 47 percent (110 ballots for Kovacs and 98 for Flynn). Kovacs will now contest Republican incumbent Matt Nahorn in the November general election.

But if you were a government entity seeking approval of a tax measure, it was a good day indeed.

Every single issue countywide passed:

• Issue 2, Brownhelm Township fire and ambulance levy renewal — 88.19 percent for, 11.81 percent against.

• Issue 3, Lorain Port Authority levy renewal — 65.3 percent for, 34.7 percent against

• Issue 4, North Ridgeville Library levy renewal — 75.06 percent for, 24.94 percent against.

• Issue 5, Oberlin Public Library levy renewal — 89.86 percent for, 10.14 percent against.

• Issue 6, Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools levy substitution — 53.11 percent for, 46.89 percent against.

• Issue 7, Strongsville Schools additional levy — 60 percent for, 40 percent against (in Lorain County; it also passed in Cuyahoga County).

• Issue 8, Amherst income tax renewal — 72.21 percent for, 27.79 percent against.

• Issue 9, LaGrange replacement levy — 51.64 percent for, 48.36 percent against.

• Issue 10, Lorain income tax renewal — 60.04 percent for, 39.96 percent against.

• Issue 11, North Ridgeville ambulance and EMS levy renewal and increase — 69.73 percent for, 30.27 percent against.

• Issue 14, Oberlin income tax renewal — 85.28 percent for, 14.72 percent against.

• Issue 15, Rochester Village replacement levy — 75 percent for, 25 percent against.

The figures reflect unofficial election night totals.

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