The important thing to remember is every registered voter in Madison County will have something to vote on May 3, no matter where you live. Polls across the county will be open at 12 p.m. and close at 8 p.m.
Officials at the Twin Bridges School District canceled their trustee election because they didn’t have a contested race. However, voters within the school district will still have a chance to vote on the 2-mill Madison County Elder Levy, which, if passed, will help fund senior services around the county.
The polling place will be at the Montana Room at the Twin Bridges High School.
Voters in Harrison will be deciding on a building reserve levy and new school board member along with voting on the Elder Levy. The race for the school board will be between Ann Hokanson and Robert Rogers.
The building reserve levy will be for about $10,000 per year for five years. The money will be used for building maintenance. The levy would mean an annual tax of $7.31 on a home with a market value of $100,000.
The polling place for the election will be at the Harrison High School.
Voters in the Sheridan School District will be voting for two school board trustees positions. Lisa Morgan is running for re-election and no one filed for the position coming open because Jim Kaatz is not seeking re-election. Voters will vote on the Elder Levy.
The polling place will be at the Sheridan school.
Alder Elementary School District will cast ballots for two incumbents running for re-election – Linda Dixon and Kaycee Gilman.
Voters will also vote on a $5,000 a year building reserve levy, which would be in effect for five years. The levy would be for 2.7 mills and tax a home with a market value of $100,000 about $4 a year.
The school district is also asking voters to support a general fund levy for the 2011-2012 school year of about $6,716 or 3.63 mills. The levy would raise taxes on a $100,000 home by about $6 a year.
The money from the levy will be used for general operation of the school and for teachers.
Voters will cast their ballots at the community center in Alder.
Ennis School District is comprised of three different precincts: Ennis town, Ennis rural and Virginia City.
Voters will decide between two candidates for the lone school board seat. Lisa Frye is challenging incumbent Brett Owens.
Voters will also decided on two mill levies – a $103,000 general fund levy and a $60,000 per year building reserve levy that will be in place for five years.
All Ennis town and Ennis rural voters will vote at the Ennis High School. Virginia City voters will vote at the Rehearsal Hall.
Voter registration for the May 3 election is closed and absentee ballots have been mailed out. However, registered voters have until May 2 to request an absentee ballot.
Ballots will be tallied by officials at each polling place and won’t be collected by Madison County Clerk and Recorder Peggy Kaatz Stemler until May 4.
If you have any questions regarding the election and what district you should be voting in, contact Stemler at 843-4270.