Fact Sheet Available for Hamburg School District Election
Voters in the Hamburg School District in Ashley County have a property tax issue to decide this month. The Public Policy Center has at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture has published a fact sheet about the upcoming election.
The fact sheet includes an example of the ballot title voters will see, answers some basic questions and provides an idea of what supporters and opponents are saying about the local ballot measure. Read the fact sheet.
What is being proposed?
The Hamburg School District is seeking to increase its millage rate, or property tax rate, from 35.5 mills to 39.5 mills. The proposed 4 mills would raise an estimated $438,980 a year, allowing the Hamburg School District to issue $7.8 million in bonds to pay for constructing and equipping new school facilities and making additions and improvements to existing school facilities.
When is the election?
The election is Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Early voting is available May 14-17, and May 20 at the Ashley County Courthouse, which is located at 215 E. Jefferson St. in Hamburg.
Who can vote in this election?
Anybody who lives within the Hamburg School District and is registered to vote can vote in this school millage election. While the majority of the district falls in Ashley County, the district crosses over into small parts of Drew and Chicot counties. For more information about voting, contact your county clerk.
Voters in the Hamburg School District can check their voter status or find out where they’re supposed to vote on Election Day by calling the Ashley County Clerk’s Office at 870-853-2020. Check your voter registration status online at www.voterview.ar-nova.org.