Early voting is under way for Fayette County’s excess school levies special election. Voters will decide whether to continue providing 14 percent of the county school system’s general operating funds through additional property taxes.
A list of the uses for the funds is printed on the ballot. Voters simply mark whether they are “for” or “against” the levy.
Fayette County Clerk Kelvin Holliday reminds residents that this is not a bond and has nothing to do with consolidation. The levy has been in place for at least 60 years and comes up for a simple majority vote every five years.
Early voting continues through Feb. 6 at the Memorial Building in Fayetteville, the Danese Community Building and Montgomery City Hall. Early voting can be done at any of the three locations. On Election Day, voters must go to the location in their home district.
Hours are weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Election Day is Feb. 9; polls will be open from 6: 30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.