Voters in the city of Aurora will have a chance to vote on not one but three referendums in the March 20 primary.
Sample ballots are now available on the Aurora Election Commission website! So, if you live in the Kane, Kendall or Will county portion of the city of Aurora, you can check out what’s on the ballot in your precinct. (The DuPage County part of Aurora is served by DuPage County.)
Among the ballot items in Aurora are three referendums. Click on the links below to read more. The full text of each referendum question is included below.
PROPOSITION FOR A NEW TAX RATE UNDER THE PROPERTY TAX EXTENSION LIMITATION LAW FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF AURORA;
Shall Aurora Township, Kane County, Illinois be authorized to levy a new tax for the sole and exclusive purpose of providing services to senior citizens under Article 220 of the Township Code, including but not limited to construction, maintenance repair, and operation of a senior center, and have an additional tax of 0.025% of the taxable property therein extended for such purposes?
PROPOSITION TO INCREASE THE LIMITING RATE OF THE FOX VALLEY PARK DISTRICT, KANE, DUPAGE, KENDALL, AND WILL COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Fox Valley Park District, Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will Counties, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.07000% above the limiting rate for levy year 2016 for park purposes and be equal to 0.41687% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2018?
(1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $13,830,176.13, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition approved is $16,621,170.83.
(2) For the 2018 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $23.33.
(3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2018 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law)
Shall the city election law be rejected?
See this article for city of Aurora information regarding the election-law referendum.
The Rest of Kane County
Kane County voters who live outside the boundaries of Aurora are served by the Kane County Clerk’s Office.
- Editor’s Note: Early voting for the March 20 primary started Thursday, Feb. 8, in Kane County and the Aurora Election Commission. This article is part of a series pointing out the candidate names and referendums that will appear on the ballot. Kane County Connects encourages citizens to take part in the election process and to seek multiple sources to inform their voting decisions.
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