Madison County voter turnout tops 75 percent

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(Posted Nov. 4, 2020)

The following are the unofficial results of the Nov. 3 general election as released by the Madison County Board of Elections (BOE) after the polls closed on election night.

In the only contested local race, Nicholas Adkins emerged the winner over Marla Farbacher for the county prosecutor’s seat. Adkins took 66.1 percent of the vote to Farbacher’s 33.9 percent.

All local tax issues and questions passed.

Of the county’s 25,827 registered voters, 19,442 cast ballots for a voter turnout of 75.28 percent. A total of 7,078 ballots were cast on election day, 6,371 were cast absentee by mail, and 5,993 were cast absentee in-person (early voting) at the BOE office.

The BOE will run the official canvass of the election results by no later than Nov. 24.

LOCAL ISSUES
Madison County Senior Citizens Center–Renewal of a 0.8 mill tax levy for five years for the purpose of providing and maintaining services, equipment and facilities. The levy generates $713,993 per year and costs the taxpayer $16.84 per year per $100,000 of property valuation.

For the levy   12,484
Against the levy   5,883

Darby Township–Renewal of a 0.7-mill tax levy for five years for the purpose of maintaining and operating Forest Grove Cemetery. The levy generates $76,660 per year and costs the taxpayers $22.40 per year per $100,000 of property valuation.

For the levy   1,377
Against the levy   721

Paint Township–Renewal of a 1.5-mill tax levy for five years for current expenses. The levy generates $24.056 per year and costs the taxpayer $18.38 per year per $100,000 of property valuation.

For the levy   209
Against the levy   84

Range Township–Renewal of a 0.7-mill tax levy for five years for the purpose of maintaining and operating cemeteries. The levy generates $39,809 per year and costs the taxpayer $24.50 per year per $100,000 of property valuation.

For the levy   354
Against the levy   97

Stokes Township–Renewal of a 0.4-mill tax levy for the purpose of providing fire protection and providing and maintaining fire apparatus, appliances, buildings, water supply sources, and materials. The levy generates $15,350 per year and costs the taxpayer $14 per year per $100,000 of property valuation.

For the levy   186
Against the levy   68

Hammertime Pub LLC–Request for a D3 liquor permit to sell spiritous liquor at their establishment in Mount Sterling.

Yes   523
No    199

Hammertime Pub LLC–Request for a D6 liquor permit to sell beer, wine, mixed beverages and spiritous liquor between 11 a.m. and midnight on Sundays at their establishment in Mount Sterling.

Yes   485
No    235

LOCAL CANDIDATES
Madison County Prosecuting Attorney
(One to be elected)

Nicholas Adkins (R)   11,651
Marla H. Farbacher     5,975

Madison County Commissioner
(Term starting 1-2-21)

Mark A. Forrest (R)   14,185

Madison County Commissioner
(Term starting 1-3-21)

Chris Wallace (R)   13,503

Madison County Judge of the Court of Common Pleas

Christopher J. Brown   13,530

Madison County Clerk of Courts of Common Pleas

Renae Zabloudil (R)   14,639

Madison County Sheriff

John R. Swaney (R)   15,198

Madison County Recorder

Charles E. Reed (R)   14,813

Madison County Treasurer

Stacey L. McKenzie (R)   14,676

Madison County Engineer

Bryan D. Dhume (R)   14,733

Madison County Coroner

James W. Kaehr (R)   14,860

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL and STATE SENATE RACES – Local Tallies
Here is how Madison County voted in the U.S. congressional and state senate races:

U.S. Representative – 15th District
Joel Newby (D)    4,434
Steve Stivers (R)   14,409

State Senator 10th District
Charles Ballard (D)   4,625
Robert Hackett (R)   13,963

State Senator 74th District
Bill Dean (R)   14,748

PRESIDENTIAL RACE – Local Tallies
Here is how Madison County voted in the presidential race:

Joseph Biden/Kamala Harris (D)     5,558
Howie Hawkins/Angela Walker       46
Jo Jorgensen/Spike Cohen (L)       260
Donald Trump/Michael Pence (R)   13,445

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