Miami County’s Board of Elections certified results of the Nov. 3 election in which close to 50 percent of registered voters participated during a meeting Nov. 23.


Turnout countywide for the election was 49.94 percent, according to the election office’s final report.


Bev Kendall, elections director, said the final tallies showed no race qualified for an automatic recount of one-half of 1 percent or less. A candidate could request a recount at a cost of $55 per precinct, Eric Morgan, deputy elections director, said. No recount requests were received.


The certified count includes provisional ballots cast on Election Day but not opened until 10 days later. The county had more than 400 provisional votes.


Among the closest races was for mayor of Piqua, where Kathryn “Kazy” Hinds was elected as 5th Ward representative and became mayor despite ward and mayor’s race challenger Gary Koenig receiving more votes in the mayor’s balloting. The city charter requires whoever is mayor to first win a ward seat.


The final votes in the Troy area races and issues were as follows:


2nd Ward Troy City Council

Doug Tremblay, incumbent, 689 (63.68 percent) and Cynthia Schaefer, 393 (36.32 percent)


Staunton Township Fiscal Officer

Sara Fine, 613 (79.82 percent) and Christine Mumma, 155 (20.18 percent)


Concord Township Trustee        

William Whidden, 6,313 (100 percent)


Concord Township Fiscal Officer

Patricia Quillen, 6,343 (100 percent)


Troy Board of Education (full term)

Doug Trostle, 5,863, and Michael Ham, 4,788


Troy Board of Education (unexpired term)

Thomas Kleptz, 5,974


Troy Hayner Cultural Center Levy

Yes, 6,082 (68.47 percent); No, 2,801 (31.53 percent)


Troy Referendum (Firefighters)

Yes, 3,096 (46.41 percent); no, 3,575 (53.59 percent)


Concord Township Referendum (Trafalgar)

Yes, 622 (32.32 percent); no, 1,386 (67.68 percent)


Miami County Bridge Levy

Yes, 20,995 (66.07 percent); no, 10,780 (33.93 percent)


Miami County Board of Development Disabilities (Riverside)

Yes, 22,263 (69.90 percent); no, 9587 (30.10 percent