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There was more than just Party Primaries on the ballot on May 8th. Voters in several counties made their voices heard regarding safety levies and similar ballot issues to make their communities safer.
In Kanawha County voters made it clear that the levy was a small price to pay for themselves and their neighbors to live and work in a safe environment.
From WSAZ News Channel 3
According to the Kanawha County Commission, the levy already has 84 percent approval from voters with 36 percent of the precincts reporting about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday. The commission is declaring the levy a success with passage.
“On behalf of all volunteer fire departments, law enforcement, the Kanawha County Ambulance Authority, the City of Charleston, and KRT the Kanawha County Commission wishes to thank the citizens for supporting the levy," Commission President Kent Carper said in a press release. "It’s a great day for public safety."
“It costs the average person less than it would cost a bottle of pop a day,” said Joe Lynch, executive director of the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority.