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Young County Election Results

Olney Hamilton Hospital proposition fails

Around 23% (645) of registered voters in Olney and Newcastle made their way to the polls to cast their vote in the May 4 general election.

Newcastle and Olney voters were able to head to the polls on Saturday from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. to cast their vote in the 2019 general elections at Newcastle City Hall, 608 Broadway, or the Olney Community Library, 807 W. Hamilton.

The towns saw 339 voters, or 12% of registered voters, make their way to the poll for early voting. Early voting ran Monday through Friday, April 22-26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 29-30 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the same locations.

Both Olney and Newcastle had a proposition on their ballot to increase the Olney Hamilton Hospital District’s cap rate of annual taxes imposed to a rate not exceeding 75 cents per $100 valuation. Currently, the district cannot impose a tax of higher than 25 cents per $100 valuation.

The outcome of the proposition was still up in the air after early voting with just 29 votes separating the decision. But, with 65% of voters going against the proposition on election day, the proposition failed with 370 (59.11%) voting against and 256 (40.89%) voting for.

For the rest of the story see the Wednesday, May 8 edition of The Graham Leader.

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