Quick and essential facts for the November election

The November general election for the City of Bowling Green is beginning soon. Here are the quick and essential facts Bowling Green residents need to know for the election:

Important Dates

Registration Deadline – October 10

Early In-Person Voting – Begins October 11

Absentee Voting by Mail – Begins October 11

Deadline to request and absentee ballot – November 4

Election Day Voting – November 7, polls open 6:30 am – 7:30 pm

Key Links for Registration and Polling Information

Wood County Board of Elections

Polling Locations

Register to Vote

City of Bowling Green General Election Ballot

Council-at-Large, two to be elected

Beverly Elwazani (Green)

Carolyn S. Kawecka (Green)

Gregory W. Robinette (Republican)

Sandy Rowland (Democratic)

Holly Cipriani (Democratic)

Nathan Eberly (Independent)

First Ward Council, one to be elected

Daniel J. Gordon (Democratic)

Hunter D. Sluss (Republican)

Second Ward Council, one to be elected

Kent Ramsey (Republican)

John Zanfardino (Democratic)


Third Ward Council, one to be elected

Michael Aspacher (Democratic)

Fourth Ward Council, one to be elected

William J. Harold (Republican)

Scott W. Seeliger (Democratic)


Bowling Green City School District

Board of Education, two to be elected

William G. Clifford

Norman J. Geer

State Questions and Issues

Issue 1

Rights for Crime Victims

Proposed Constitutional Amendment

The amendment would provide victims with:

• the right to privacy and to be treated with respect, fairness, and dignity

• the right to information about the rights and services available to crime victims

• the right to notification in a timely manner of all proceedings in the case

• the right to be present and heard at all court proceedings, including the right to petition the court to protect the victim’s rights

• the right to a prompt conclusion of the case

• to refuse discovery requests made by the accused, except as authorized by Article I, Section 10 of the Ohio constitution

• the right to reasonable protection from the accused

• the right to notice of the release or escape of the accused

• the right to restitution.

If approved, the amendment will be effective 90 days after the


A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

Issue 2

Proposed Law

Proposed by Initiative Petition

To enact Chapter 194 of the Ohio Revised Code:

To require state agencies to not pay more for prescription drugs than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs and require state payment of attorney fees and expenses to specific individuals for defense of the law

A majority affirmative vote is necessary or passage.

Local Issues

Proposed Tax Levy (Renewal) for Wood County:

This tax renewal would maintain funds for programs that care for and rehabilitate child and elderly abuse victims. This levy has been active in Bowling Green since 1987. The levy is expected to cost the owner of a $100,000 home approximately $3 per month in taxes.

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

City Charter Amendment

Differing from passage through legislation or ordinance, the amendment seeks to address five rights through a direct altering of the city’s charter:

  1. Right to a Healthy Environment and Livable Climate
  2. Right to Enforcement
  3. Right to Enforcement Against Corporate Rights
  4. Right of Local Community Self-Government
  5. Right of Initiative Lawmaking

 A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

Bowling Green City School District Bond Issue

Proposed bonds to the district for the purpose of constructing school facilities; renovating, improving and constructing additions to school facilities and acquiring interests in land in the principal amount of approximately $72 million to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 37 years.

A majority affirmative vote is necessary or passage.