BELLBROOK — Approximately 1,000 absentee ballots received by the Greene County Board of Elections since the day after the election will decide the fate of the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek school levy.
Currently the levy is failing with a 270 vote difference, according to preliminary Greene County election results posted April 28.
The district is requesting a 5.7 mill operating levy, which would cost the owner of $100,000 worth of property $200 additional per year in property tax.
The county has received at least 993 absentee ballots since April 29. There are still 336 absentee ballots that must arrive by mail tomorrow with a postmark date of April 27 to be included in the count, according to Greene County Board of Elections Director Llyn McCoy.
McCoy said there are also 87 provisional ballots that the board will vote on the validity of during a May 11 meeting.
Final results of the school levy will be released when the board of elections certifies the results during its meeting at 4 p.m. on May 19.
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