Another meeting, another tie vote for the Summit County Elections Board.
The board deadlocked today on a request by an attorney representing Akron City officials, and City Council President Marco Sommerville. He had asked the Board to quash a subpoena issued to the officials to attend a hearing to determine whether Akron City Council violated state law by publishing newsletters that advocated for or against local and statewide ballot issues.
Summit County Elections Director Joe Masich says The vote was split down party lines beginning with the Elections Board's Republican members, who voted against cancelling the subpoenas, and the two Democrats on the Board, who voted to cancel the order.
That means Secretary of State John Husted will have to cast the deciding vote on whether the subpoenas are to be enforced.
This is the third tie vote this year John Husted has been asked to break involving the Summit County Elections Board.
The Board has to file more paperwork with Husted next week as he decides another tie vote on whether an early voting location outside the Elections Board can be utilized before November's election.
Joe Masich says the attorney for Akron City officials asked the Board of Elections to quash their subpoenas ...