The official count for the school issues and races tied to the Nov. 5 general election was announced on Nov. 26. The official results for the race for Switzerland of Ohio Local School District (SOLSD) Board of Education member and for the levy issue have been tabulated.
The official count, adding Noble and Belmont County results to Monroe County results, saw Jackie Hupp jump ahead of Molly Davis for the final position on the SOLSD Board of Education. Hupp received 1,788 votes compared to 1,786 votes for Molly Davis. Incumbent Janelle Comstock came in last, receiving 1,745 votes while the other incumbent, Edward Carleton, had already secured his seat with 1,922 votes.
Due to the close nature of the race, there will be an automatic recount before Hupp is officially given the seat. The Monroe County Board of Elections will meet at 9 a.m. on Dec. 6 to hold the recount. At the end of the day, the Board of Education race and three township trustee races should finally be resolved.