Q&A | Re-Elect Trustee Josh Patrick

Common Questions & Answers

  • Can I vote for the township trustees if I live in the Village of Waynesville?

    Yes! Unlike many other townships, Wayne Township encompasses both the unincorporated areas AND incorporated areas, Waynesville and Corwin. So even if you reside in an incorporated part of Wayne Township, you are still a citizen of Wayne Township. You vote for the three trustees and the fiscal officer, plus levies, so your say is not only valid, it is valued.

  • How many seats are up this year?

    There is only one trustee seat up for election this year. There are three trustees and one fiscal officer. My seat is up for election along with the fiscal officer, and in two years (November 2025), the other two trustee seats will be up.

  • What exactly does a township trustee do?

    The Board of Trustees has three primary responsibilities:

    1. Township Roads (those outside of the villages and not maintained by the State/County);
    2. Zoning in the unincorporated Areas of the township; and
    3. Fire & EMS Protection for Waynesville, Corwin, and the unincorporated areas of the township.

    The Wayne Township Board of Trustees has no control or influence over the school system or the independently-elected governments of Waynesville and Corwin.

    The Wayne Township Board of Trustees has public meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 7:00PM at the Wayne Township Administration Building at 6050 N. Clarksville Rd., Waynesville, OH 45068.

  • What have you accomplished? Why should I support you?

    You can learn more about my background and experience, and check out my record and stance on the issues facing our community, including:

  • How did you vote on 2018's VT-PUD application that was overwhelmingly overturned by referendum?

    I was the single "nay" vote when this issue was heard before the Board of Trustees. I love our rural character and I recognize that many of us live in Wayne Township to escape the urban sprawl that has plagued many of the other communities in our area. In my opinion the ORC is clear that a "PUD" (Planned Unit Development) should be for the public good or public welfare.

  • How can I help you get re-elected?

    First, thank you for your support! There are a few things you can do today to help keep Wayne Township moving forward:

  • What is the deadline for registering to vote?

    You must register or update your voter registration no later than 30 days prior to an election, so you have until October 9, 2023 for the November 7, 2023 General Election.

    If you register or update your information after the deadline, the change will apply for the next election.

  • Can I vote early or by absentee ballot?

    Yes! And it's extremely easy to do! You can vote early in person starting October 10th, 2023 at the Warren County Board of Elections. You can also request an absentee ballot online, by mail, or by calling the Warren County Board of Elections at 513-695-1358.

  • Why is this your last term? Are you termed-out?

    There's an old saying that says politicians are like diapers; they should be changed often and for the same reason. I have enjoyed my time as your trustee, but I think citizen-representatives should serve and then pass the honor to someone else to prevent the stagnation of ideas. I am not termed out, as there is no limit to the number of terms a trustee can serve in Ohio.