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Voters in Ohio's Primary on Tuesday approved 69% of the school issues on the ballot.

There were a total of 148 school tax issues being decided in Ohio communities on Tuesday. The Ohio School Boards Association says 102 of those issues were approved.

Voters on Tuesday, however, voted more in favor of renewal taxes rather than new ones. Just 27 of 65 new school tax issues were approved on Tuesday. Comparatively 75 of 84 levy renewal requests were approved.

"School districts continue to struggle with getting voters to approve new money," said OSBA Executive Director Richard Lewis. "But the high success rate on renewal levies signals a vote of confidence from communities and attests to the great job Ohio public schools are doing under challenging economic conditions."

Turnout for the May Primary was lower than it was in 2013. The Ohio Secretary of State's Office says just 16.65 percent of registered voters cast ballots in yesterday's election.

Election Results: 2014 May Primary

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