School levy vote set for March 5

Published: Monday, January 14, 2013 at 09:49 AM.

Four more years.

That is what Gulf District School will ask voters when they return to the polls March 5 to renew or extend the additional mil operating levy that has been in place the past four.

The Gulf County School Board unanimously voted to conduct the balloting during a one-day election March 5, instead of the mail out ballot that was used four years ago when voters first approved the additional operating levy.

The difference was cost and timeliness.

A mailed ballot, newly-installed Supervisor of Elections John Hanlon said, would cost more than $2 per voter or roughly $20,000 to mail ballots to all registered voters in the county.

The total cost of an election conducted by mail would be roughly $25,000, Hanlon said.

However, conducting the election on a single day would cut that price to $14,500, Hanlon said.



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