Voting update: London, Rohde win races; BCSC referendum approved

Updated: 9:15 p.m.

In the unoffficial vote totals in today’s Bartholomew County primary election, the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. referendum has won approval with 61.3 percent of the voters giving their nod.

With 16,643 ballots tallied, former Columbus police chief Jon Rohde has won the Republican nomination for Superior Court Judge on the Republican ballot with almost 32 percent of the vote.

Tony London has won the the race for County Commissioner District 3 on the Republican ballot with 42.5 percent of the vote, pulling ahead of Dan Arnholt who led for much of the night’s vote tallies.

County Council at-large incumbents Bill Lentz, Matt Miller and Evelyn Pence have won the race for the Republican nominations for those three seats, over four other competitors.

On the Democratic side, Dale Nowlin has won the race for the State House District 59 spot with 55.2 percent of the vote. He will challenge Republican State Rep. Ryan Lauer again for the fall election.

According to the count from the Bartholomew County clerk’s office, 8,310 people cast their vote by mail-in ballot, with 2,011 voting early at Donner Center last week and Monday. 6,322 cast ballots today at one of the eight Bartholomew County vote centers, which gives a voter turnout of just over 32 percent.