Voters Talk Issues On The Ballot

by Mackenzie Stasko on November 5, 2013 at 7:34 am

The November general election is taking place and turn out is being called average. We stopped by Coburn United Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon to see what issues were most important to voters.

There’s one issue that hits close to home for Falls Township resident, Kay Vandenbark. She says a house fire at her family’s home is just one reason she feels the tax levy should pass for the Falls Twp. Fire Department.

"They deserve everything they can get," said Vandenbark. "So I’m in favor of that because I have a husband who’s retired from the Zanesville Fire Department and a son who’s on the Zanesville Fire Department, so I’m all for fire."

Falls Twp. resident Helen Dixon agrees that the fire department levy should pass and said she also came out to vote for township trustees.

"I just feel that I want the best one who will do the most for Falls Township, the things that we need and when we call to answer us and things like that," explained Dixon.

Although this election is an "off-year" election and generally smaller than most, Falls Twp. resident John Dixon said no matter what, he always comes out to vote.

"I feel it’s the person’s duty to come out and vote, even though it’s called an off election and that’s the reason I’m here," said Dixon.

If you haven’t voted yet, you have until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday to cast your ballot. Muskingum County election officials say it will be at least 10 p.m. before election results will be available for reporting. You can get those results on WHIZ news at 11 p.m., on our radio stations and right here at