Ohioans Approve 24 out of 25 Public Library Ballot Issues

The Ohio Library Council (OLC) is pleased to announce that 24 out of 25 public library ballot issues were approved in yesterday’s general election. The successful library issues included two new levies, 15 renewals, three renewals with additions, and four replacement levies. The cumulative vote total shows an average approval of 64.5%.


The revenue from these local property tax levies will provide financial support for libraries’ programs and services, and complement the state funding of public libraries.


“The overall voter approval rating shows that Ohioans continue to express their support for public libraries at the polls,” said Doug Evans, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council. “Voters feel that their libraries provide essential programs and services and are good stewards of taxpayer dollars.”

View results to see each library’s issue, including millage, term, and vote count.

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