Early voting for Fayette County education levy

Local - 1/26/2013 5:54 PM
Update (1/26):

FAYETTEVILLE - Early voting began Saturday for an education levy in Fayette County.

Voters gathered at three different locations throughout the county: the Danese Community Building, Montgomery City Hall and Fayette County Memorial Building. The polls were open from 9 to 5.

Officials said this levy vote takes place every five years and has always passed.

One voter said she agrees with the key points of the levy. "Most of it will greatly improve the school systems and help my kids have better opportunities, said Christy Kincaid of Fayetteville. "I want to make sure to get my vote in there to say yes."

If the levy is passed, the money would go to programs like special education, playground equipment and art classes. There is a new provision this time around regarding taxes.

The polls will also be open from 9 to 5 on February 2. Early voting will also take place Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm through February 3. Election day is February 9 from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. 

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Original (1/25):

FAYETTEVILLE - Early voting for an education levy in Fayette County begins on Saturday. 

The polls will be open from 9 to 5 January 26 and Saturday, February 2 at the Danese Community Building, Montgomery City Hall and the Fayette County Memorial Building. 

Early voting will also take place Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm through February 3. Election day is February 6 from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. 

Officials said this levy vote takes place every five years and has always passed.  The money goes to programs like special education, playground equipment and art classes. 

There is a provision this time around that will keep taxes from increasing as much if a certain funding amount is raised.  The ballot does specify how much money is allocated to each program and what tax increases to expect for each property class.

 


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