Provisional ballots don't change Boardman levy vote outcome

YOUNGSTOWN — A Boardman school replacement levy is heading for an automatic recount Tuesday.

The Mahoning County Board of Elections opened and counted provisional ballots today. Of those counted, 4 voted in favor, 4 voted against the levy and one didn’t vote.

The 1.6-mill, 5-year levy to raise $1,313,621 annually was ahead 1,556 to 1,552 when votes were counted on primary night, May 7. With the provisionals included today, the vote is 1,560 to 1,556 in favor.

The margin of victory is 0.12 of a percent. The recount is automatic when the margin of victory or defeat is 0.5 of a percent or less.

For the complete story, read Friday’s Vindicator and

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