VOTING INFORMATION

The election will occur on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. To find your voting location, please visit the Board of Elections website.

IMPORTANT DATES

April 3, 2023 - Deadline to register to vote in the May 2023 election

April 29, 2023 - Deadline to submit Absentee Ballot Application

May 2, 2023 - Election Day

ABSENTEE VOTING

Learn more about voting by absentee ballot and download an absentee ballot application here.

MAY 2023 EMERGENCY RENEWAL LEVY

What is on the ballot?

An emergency property tax renewal levy will be on the ballot on May 2. It will be titled as Issue 4. This tax is a renewal, which was first passed by voters in 2005.

What is an "emergency" levy?

The term emergency levy is stipulated by state law. An emergency levy generates a fixed amount of revenue for a district. For Van Buren Local Schools, this levy will generate a fixed amount of $1.275 million per year for the next 10 years.

Is this a new tax?

No, this was initially approved by voters in 2005 and first collected in 2006. This tax has been renewed 4 times by voters.

How is the revenue from this tax used?

The revenue generated from this tax accounted for approximately 9.5% of the district's annual general fund revenue in fiscal year 2022.

The passage of this renewal levy will continue to provide the revenue used for day-to-day general operating expenses such as technology, buses, utilities, staffing, and instructional resources.

What will this cost me?

This levy will be at 3.0 mills, which will cost a homeowner an average of $105.00 annually, less than $9/month, for every $100,000 of valuation (as appraised by the County Auditor - not Zillow).

Levy Graph

When the levy was first approved by voters in 2005, the voted millage rate was 5.5 mills which would equate to an average of $193.00 for each $100,000 of the County Auditor's appraised value. Since the first collection in 2006, the cost per $100,000 home valuation has decreased from an average of $193.00 to $105.00.