Absentee voting is now available in Carroll County.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Election Authority Peggy McGaugh:

Peggy McGaugh

The April ballot is a general municipal election.  “It involves all the small, local entities in Carroll County,” said McGaugh, “For example, we have five out of the seven school districts with issues on April second.  All seven cities have persons running for election.  We have 19 out of the 20 townships here in Carroll County with a road tax question.”

The election will be held April 2nd.  The final day to submit an absentee ballot at the courthouse is April 1st, and the last chance to request to vote by mail is March 27th.

Press Release from the Carroll County Clerk

Absentee voting in now available for the April 2, 2013 General Municipal Election.

The annual General Municipal Election has five of seven School Districts with issues; all seven cities, nineteen of twenty Townships with a Township Road Tax Question with both DeWitt and Stokes Mound Townships having races for candidates. Public Water Supply District No. 1 of Carroll County has a race for a board member in Sub-District No. II with all voters in the District voting on these candidates. The Hale Fire Protection District will elect a member of their Board as well.

Two tax proposals are on the April ballot. Brunswick BR-2 School District has a Proposition K.I.D.S. question to approve a $1,700,000 bond for the purpose of providing funds to complete renovation, remodeling, and repair improvements without an estimated increase in the current debt service property tax levy currently at $0.3900. Town of Carrollton has a Local Use Tax Question to be voted upon. A use tax replaces the local sales tax that is lost on goods or materials that are purchased out-of-state and “used” by the purchaser. The current Carrollton tax rate of one and three quarter percent (1.75%) is proposed with a use tax return not being required to be filed by persons whose purchases from the out-of-state vendors do not in total exceed two thousand dollars in any calendar year.

Application for Absentee ballot may be made by mail or in person in the County Clerk’s Office during regular Courthouse Business hours.

The last day to register to vote is Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

The last day to request Absentee Ballot through parent or guardian is Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

Extended office hours for Absentee voting will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 12: p.m.

The last day to vote Absentee for the April 2, 2013 Election is Monday, April 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

The Public Test for Software and hardware to be used in the April 2, 2013 Election will be Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the counting room on the second floor of the Courthouse.

For Information regarding Absentee voting, or Election related questions, please call Election Authority , Peggy McGaugh at 660-542-0615.