Here are five notable things to know about Election Day 2017 in the Springfield region:
1. The Springfield City Commission will have two new members
Incumbent commissioner Joyce Chilton and challengers Rob Rue and David Estrop appeared to be the winners at the polls on Tuesday, according to final, unofficial results from the Clark County Board of Elections.
2. Former principal will join Springfield school board
Political newcomer Carol Dunlap, a former principal at Springfield High School, was the leading vote-getting Tuesday and won a seat on the Springfield City School District board of education. Incumbent Anita Biles took the second seat on the board with 32 percent of the vote. Incumbent Wanda Truss lost her seat Tuesday.
3. Northeastern request for new schools funds rejected
About 52 percent of voters cast ballots against the bond issue that would have built $117 million new schools in the community.
4. New Carlisle income tax collections will stay the same
New Carlisle voters rejected a proposed ballot measure Tuesday that would have required a major change to the city’s income tax collections. The issue would have required the city to give a 100 percent income tax credit to New Carlisle residents who work in another city.
5. Historical societies: Clark County wins, Champaign County loses
The Clark County Historical Society will have additional revenue for maintenance and improvement at the downtown Heritage Center after Tuesday’s election, but voters rejected a request for money to extend hours at the Champaign County Historical Society.