The Bellbrook-Sugarcreek School District is on the ballot with Issue 9 - a 5.7-mill operating levy that, if passed, will provide much-needed financial stability and prevent nearly $2.5 million in deeper cuts that will have a direct negative impact on the education available to our learners.
On Wednesday, March 25, Ohio lawmakers approved a plan for an all-mail primary election running through April 28 - the state legislature’s solution after the March 17 Election Day was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We appreciate our state officials' focus on the well-being and safety of our citizens, while balancing that with our right to vote. Governor Mike DeWine signed this bill into law on Friday and it took effect immediately.
Through this bipartisan plan, which was approved unanimously by the House and Senate, every registered voter in Ohio will receive a postcard with instructions on how to apply for an absentee ballot. Anyone who has not cast an early ballot already will need to print off an absentee ballot application and mail it to Greene County Board of Elections, 551 Ledbetter Road, Xenia, OH, 45385. You don't need to wait for the postcard to get your application, you can click on this link for the Greene County absentee ballot application: https://filecabinet9.eschoolview.com/BD53F91C-A441-4AF7-A363-7965D9164D14/AbsenteeBallot03172020Primary.pdf Elections officials will then mail a blank ballot with a postage-paid envelope to each applicant. All completed ballots must be postmarked by or on Monday, April 27. Voters can also drop off the completed ballot at a county curbside ballot box, and votes will be counted on Tuesday, April 28. For more information about the locations of the curbside ballot box or other voting logistics, please visit: https://www.co.greene.oh.us/130/Early-In-Person-Absentee-Information or you can call (937) 562-6170.
Even though voting will only take place via mail-in vote for this election and will require a bit of extra effort, every single vote is important and will have a lasting impact on not only our schools but community.