As of now, the bond issue for the Strongsville schools has passed by 83 votes.
Incumbent State Rep. Mike Dovilla has held off a challenge from Democrat Matt Patten by 119 votes.
The numbers for the bond issue include the 40 ballots cast by the one precinct in Columbia Station that is in the Strongsville School District, according to the Lorain County Board of Elections.
There, 33 people voted against the issue and 7 favored it.
The fate of Issue 116 and the Dovilla-Patten race was uncertain until Tuesday, Nov. 27, when the Board of Elections released final figures that included late-arriving absentee ballots and provisional votes cast at the polls on Election Day.
Because the margin of victory in both was less than one-half of 1 percent, the votes will be recounted.
The vote tally for Issue 116 in Cuyahoga County now stands at 11,523 in favor (50.24 percent) and 11,414 against (49.76), for a 109-vote victory. Adding in the Lorain County votes takes the vote to 11,530 to 11,447.
Dovilla garnered 27,734 votes (50.11 percent) to Patten's 27,615 (49.89 percent).