Bond County Voters To Weigh In On Three Referendums

At Tuesday’s election, voters will make decisions on three referendums.

The only county-wide referendum in Bond County is the public schools’ facility sales tax. The public is being asked if a one cent-per-dollar sales tax should be applied to all items currently being taxed.

The money could only be used for school facilities.

While the referendum was placed on the ballot by the Bond County Community Unit 2 Board of Education, the facility sales tax would benefit all school districts which educate children who live in Bond County.

The Shoal Creek Fire Protection District is seeking a 10 cent increase in its tax rate.

In Hillsboro District 3, those living in the district are being asked to decide on a proposal to issue bonds in the amount of $34,500,000 to improve high school facilities and construct a new high school building.

A simple majority is necessary for any of the referendums to pass. Voters can request a non-partisan ballot to vote only on referendums.

The polls open at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday and will close at 7:00 p.m. WGEL will have live election coverage starting at 7:00 pm.