The Nelsonville 2020 Census Recount was concluded prior to the statutory deadline on Monday, October 11, 2021. All recount enumerators have returned their books and attested to oaths and affidavits as required by the Ohio revised code. With all books and lists in hand, the count of the required material and verified to ensure no duplicates, submission errors, etc., was completed.
After reviewing all the materials, The City Auditor has determined that there are 5,373 correctly placed names and addresses throughout the submitted documents. Auditor Sappington has stated this is more than sufficient to maintain city status. This census recount and report has formally and wholly fulfilled all requirements to challenge the original census count and proclamation under ORC 703.02-703.05. The Auditor, City Manager, and other invited individuals will turn this information into the Ohio Secretary of State’s office on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
A big THANK YOU to: the Nelsonville community and residents and businesses, the recount enumerators and organizers Mallory Swaim, Kevin Dotson, Becky Barber, Justin Booth, and Cory Taylor, The Nelsonville Area Chamber of Commerce, Nelsonville Rotary, Texas Roadhouse, Dan Pfeiffer, Nelsonville’s rental community, Betty Jo Parsley, Nelsonville Auditor’s Office employees, the Nelsonville City Manager, The Nelsonville Police and Fire and Utility Departments and their departments heads, Athens County Treasurer Ric Wasserman, Athens County Commissioner Chris Chmiel, Athens County Prosecutor Blackburn, Nelsonville-York City Schools, Hocking College, and many others.