Strongsville School Issue May Have Passed
Updated numbers show Issue 116 with a slight lead
It's still too close to call, but updated figures from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Wednesday morning show Issue 116, the bond issue for the Strongsville schools, with a 28-vote lead.
After 36 of 36 precincts were counted early Wednesday morning, the issue appeared to be losing by 83 votes.
This morning's tally -- which is still not final -- shows the issue passing 11,222 to 11,194.
On Election Night, the vote was 11,006 to 10,923.
Mike West, a spokesman for the Board of Elections, said Wednesday morning he could not explain why votes would have been added to the tally after all the precincts were counted.
"I'm not sure why there might have been a discrepancy," West said.
The vote total will almost certainly change again. There will be a recount, and provisional ballots will not be counted for at least 10 days, according to West.
"Everyone gets to hang tight for awhile longer," he said.
Superintendent John Krupinski thanked voters for their confidence.
"We appreciate the support of our community and the trust they have placed in our district," Krupinski said in a statement. "We will continue to report to the community all progress on this important project to ensure integrity and accountability."