FAIRFIELD, Ohio -- The Butler County Board of Elections has recounted the Fairfield schools bond issue.
It took a day and a half to recount the Fairfield City Schools bond issue, which includes counting a sample of 750 ballots by hand, and the margin stayed the same: 6,591 against the levy, 6,560 for the levy.
The Butler COunty Board of Elections Deputy Director Jocelyn Bucaro told the Journal-News that a change in the total vote wasn't anticipated.
The levy initially failed in the November general election but the margin was slim enough to trigger a recount.
The Butler County Board of Elections started a recount Tuesday morning and it was completed by Wednesday.
The school district was pushing the 2.62-mill bond issue so it could move forward with construction plans.
The bond issue would have pulled $19 million from the state to help with construction of new schools. The bond issue also would have generated $61 million for the project.
If it holds, the school board will try another levy in May, 2014.
COMPLETE COVERAGE: School levy results around the Tri-State from Election Day 2013