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WITCC, R-U special elections set for Tuesday

Monday, February 4, 2013

Two special elections will take place Tuesday in Plymouth County.

Boards of directors for Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC), of Sioux City, and the Remsen-Union Community School district requested the elections.

Voters will be asked to renew WITCC's current instructional equipment tax levy for 10 years.

The WITCC election is for voters in all school districts in Plymouth County.

The tax rate is $0.001711 for every dollar paid in property taxes.

State law requires voters to consider the tax for renewal every 10 years, according to information from WITCC.

Money from the property tax levy is used for specific equipment, said Terry Murrell, WITCC president.

The instructional equipment levy will pay for instructional equipment in courses ranging from auto technology to construction, dental assisting, electronics and emergency medical services.

The equipment also assists students training in the areas of heating and air conditioning, nursing, police science and welding, according to WITCC.

Voters in the Akron-Westfield Community, Hinton Community, Kingsley-Pierson and Le Mars Community school districts may cast ballots Tuesday for the WITCC tax levy at a combined precinct, according to the Plymouth County auditor's office.

The voting location will be the Plymouth County Courthouse annex building, 215 Fourth Ave. S.E., Le Mars, according to the auditor's office.

The combined voting location is for the WITCC election only.

On Tuesday, Remsen-Union Community School district voters will also consider a change in the method of electing school board members.

The voting location for the R-U election will be the Remsen Library, 211 Fulton St., according to the auditor's office.

Voting at both Le Mars and Remsen locations will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

People with questions about voting locations, registering to vote or absentee ballots may call the auditor's office at 546-6100.

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