Circleville Voters Reject City Charter Proposal

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(Circleville) – Voters in the City of Circleville have rejected a proposed charter drafted by the charter commission in the August 2nd Special Election. 

The margin was approximately 2-1 against, with 1,356 voters against and only 557 in favor, according to the Pickaway County Board of Elections.

Had it been accepted by city voters, the charter form of government would have seen Circleville City Council hiring a city manager instead of voters selecting a mayor.

The proposal has been under consideration for a few years, with the charter commission studying the idea that finally went to the voters, who have now rejected it.

Washington Court House is a nearby community that uses a charter government for their city.