Holding elections is an important part of the democratic process. Whether the elections are for city, county, state or federal positions, allowing every citizen to have a say in who gets the position helps keep everything fair and balanced.
Miami County elections are held periodically throughout the year, depending on the position that is up for election. Most people in the county have to go to a designated polling place to submit their ballot. Typically poll booths are set up in public places such as schools or libraries.
After the election, the ballots are counted. In the past this was done by hand. Today, however, thanks to advancements in technology, ballots can now be machine counted, which significantly speeds up the process.
Once the final tallies are in, the election results are posted for the public to see. Finding these results, however, can be a bit challenging — especially for smaller local elections that may not get the same amount of news coverage as larger state or federal elections.
Fortunately, when you know where to look, it is easy to find the results. A good place to start is by checking the website of the Miami County Board of Elections. On their site, they have a page dedicated to election results. Because these results are coming straight from the source, you know that you can trust them.
Along with showing the winners and losers of each race, the website also provides details on how many votes each candidate received. This can be useful in determining how close the election was.
Miami County elections allow every citizen to have a voice in their government. By taking the time to vote, you can choose a candidate whose values and ideals are in line with your own.