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Kent Police Issue Failed in All But 3 Precincts

Take a look at the tallies for each precinct in Kent — did your section of town vote for or against the tax increase

Of Kent's 21 voting precincts just three voted in favor of passing Issue 11, a 0.25 percent income tax increase that would have paid to build a new police station.

The issue failed by less than 10 percent of the total votes cast, according to complete but unofficial results from the Portage County Board of Elections.

The three Kent precincts that voted in favor of the issue were 1-B, 6-B and 6-D. For an idea of location, here's where those three precincts cast their ballots:

  • 1-B: First Christian Church
  • 6-B: Walls School
  • 6-D: United Methodist Church

To see the rest of the polling locations click here. Below is the break down of votes by precinct.

Precinct For Issue 11
Against Issue 11
1-A 283 465 1-B 316 236 1-C 163 284 1-D 263 286 2-A 322 442 2-B 219 291 2-C 224 282 2-D 207 277 3-A 257 289 3-B 189 247 3-C 127 163 3-D 143 180 4-A 277 297 4-B 134 202 5-A 115 132 5-B 170 193 5-C 197 219 6-A 132 199 6-B 270 221 6-C 69 99 6-D 163 159 Totals: 4,240 5,163
Ted M November 10, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Paul.....very well said!
John Bard November 10, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Teresa Kent's annual budget has carried replace old poluce station since I know of the early 90's into the new decade and as far as I know it is still on it. When the new courthouse was proposed it was suggested that Kent,Kent State and the Sherriffs office with a courthouse detail be housed in a facility attached or near the new courthouse but died with a lack of funds. This by no means means I think we need to give a blank check to Kent council these are connected items that should have been reported in the media to help understand the issue better.
The Omnipotent Sponge - Soak it up! November 10, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Sour grapes. Old news. He was re-elected. Somehow, America will survive. We survived 8 years Clinton, survived 8 years of Bush (where has he been these past few months?). We'll survive 8 years of Obama.
dave November 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM
No to any new taxes! Cut the budget to pay for the station. We pay enough taxes!
Johnny B November 11, 2012 at 03:45 PM
When it becomes more expensive to maintain than to replace, replace. I don't know that this is the case w/PD, but a blanket refusal to upgrade for any reason is foolish.

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