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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 7, 2014

SECRETARY OF STATE HUSTED REMINDS OHIOANS EVERY VOTE COUNTS
Number of local races and issues decided by just one vote in 2014 Primary Election

One Vote Counts

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today again stressed the importance of every vote, providing more evidence that a single vote can determine the outcome of an election. In fact, in the 2014 Primary Election 16 local races and four local issues were decided by one vote or through breaking a tie.

“This is more evidence that a single vote can make a difference,” Secretary Husted said. “In less than a year, 63 races in Ohio have been decided by one vote. This underscores the importance of election access and integrity, and why it is so important to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat.”

A similar analysis was done following the 2013 General Election, which found that 35 local races and eight local issues were decided by one vote or through breaking a tie. In the 2014 Primary Election and 2013 General Election just one person could have made the difference in deciding whether to raise local taxes and who should serve in local offices, such as township trustee, city or village council and school board.

To help ensure casting a ballot is as easy as possible in Ohio, Secretary Husted has taken several steps to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat. These efforts include: setting uniform, statewide hours for in-person absentee voting to ensure all voters are treated equally; creating an online change of address system for voters; maintaining accurate and up-to-date voter rolls; and, remaining vigilant on addressing voter fraud and suppression.

Additional Information
County-by-County Breakdown (XLS)

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For more information, please contact Matt McClellan at (614) 995-2168.

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