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Flip ballot over to see school bond referendum

Posted on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Voters will be voting on a paper ballot that feeds into a machine on Nov. 5 and will need to flip the ballot over to see the school bond referendum.

Polling locations will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Caroline County. Voters in Caroline will vote on candidates for three state delegate seats, attorney general, lieutenant governor and governor.

The referendum is a question that asks voters if they think the county should borrow $26,250,000 to upgrade and expand Caroline High School and Madison Elementary School. The 35-year-old CHS is experiencing internal sewage problems, over-crowdedness power outages and roof leaks, while Madison has safety issues and over-crowdedness.

The question on the ballot reads:

“Shall Caroline County, Virginia, contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $26,250,000 pursuant to the Public Finance Act of 1991, as amended, for the purpose of financing the costs of (i) the renovation, improvement, equipping, furnishing and expansion of Caroline High School and (ii) security improvements to, and the equipping, furnishing and expansion of Madison Elementary School, that will serve the residents and students of Caroline County?”

Caroline County is divided into three House of Delegate Districts: 54, 55, and 99, said Danette Moen, Caroline general registrar.Four of the county’s precincts are divided by two of the House Districts. Bowling Green and Sparta precincts are mostly the 99th House but have a few voters in the 55th House. The Milford Precinct is mostly the 55th House and has a few voters in the 99th House and Woodford is divided almost in half with the 54th and the 55th House. Please check your voter card for your House District.