Voters in several jurisdictions decide the outcome of various issues when they go to the polls today. A few of the entities have races for board positions.
Many of the school districts and towns of under one thousand population, among others, do not have anything to vote on due to state law that allows them to forgo the expense of an election when the exact number of candidates equals the open positions.
Within Grundy County, there are three candidates for two positions on the nursing home board of directors; a race among two candidates for Second Ward Trenton City Councilman; three candidates for two seats on Spickard’s town Board of Aldermen; and three candidates for two positions open on the Grundy R-5 Board of Education.
Tax levy proposals are on the ballots in the Spickard, Jamesport Tri-County, and Brookfield school districts. Meadville district patrons vote on waiving the Proposition C sales tax rollback.
School bond elections are being held at Marceline and Polo.
Other proposals on the ballots today include Mercer county with a half-cent sales tax for law enforcement; Unionville with a half-cent sales tax for economic development Brookfield seeks a one-quarter of a percent sales tax for community revitalization; and Marceline votes on a one-half-cent sales tax for transportation;
Among various other issues in our area include whether Livingston County should have a full time prosecuting attorney.