Board of Elections Press Advisory

To conclude the November 2, 2021 General Election the Montgomery County Board of Elections will conduct two recounts and an audit on the following days for the named offices:

On Tuesday, November 30, 2021 beginning at 8:30 a.m. the Montgomery County Board of Elections will conduct a recount in the office of Butler Township Trustee for second position, concerning Ken Betz and Mike Thein. Five votes currently separate the candidates.

Immediately following the Butler Township Trustee contest recount, the staff of the Montgomery County Board of Elections will conduct an audit of the November 2, 2021 General Election.

On Monday, December 6, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. the Montgomery County Board of Elections will conduct a recount on the portion of the office of Village of Carlisle Council that falls in Montgomery county. The recount will concern fourth position, regarding Will Bicknell and Randall Jewett. Six votes currently separate the candidates, and the majority of the district is in Warren County which will report the results of the full recount.

All of the above events will be conducted at the BOE’s office located inside the Montgomery County Administration Building at 451 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio 45422. To observe the recount or audit please sign-in to be credentialed at the BOE front office on the Mezzanine.

Ohio law requires a mandatory recount of any contest where the margin for a declared winner is within one-half of one percent (0.5%). Staff will conduct a hand recount of the equivalent of 5% of total votes cast in the contest. When the hand recount of the portion proves to reflect the results, the electronic media will be re-tabulated and the Board will re-certify the result of the recount at their meeting on December 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

To audit the 2021 General Election, the staff will conduct a traditional audit by hand- counting the equivalent of 5% of the total votes cast across the county in 3 pre-selected contests. The precincts and contests being audited are on the following page.

For further information please contact Director Jeff Rezabek or Deputy Director Sarah W. Greathouse at 937-225-5656.

Additional details about the audit can be found here