Absentee voting begins today for two Cloverleaf Schools levies on the Aug. 6 special election ballot:
• An 8.3-mill additional levy would bring in $3.7 million annually for 10 years and cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $248 a year.
• Renewal of a 6.3-mill, five-year levy would bring in $2.8 million a year.
If approved, there would be no additional cost to property owners.
The cash-strapped district has been in fiscal emergency since January 2012, and its finances are overseen by a five-member state commission.
The only other Medina County issue on the August ballot is in Litchfield Township, where voters will decide a 3.2-mill, five-year levy additional for fire protection and emergency medical and rescue service.
Special elections will be held in 23 of Ohio’s 88 counties. On the ballots will be 29 local issues, including 19 school issues and a handful of local tax levies, bond issues and charter amendments.
County boards of election also will mail out absentee ballots beginning Wednesday to voters who have requested them. Voters have until noon Aug. 3 to request an absentee ballot by mail or by contacting their election boards.
An absentee ballot request form can be downloaded at www.MyOhioVote.com or obtained from the Medina Board of Elections, 4210 N. Jefferson St., Medina Township.
The deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 6 election is Monday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.