Cap Tax Vote's Today

The long anticipated election for the capital facilities tax is finally here.

Polls are open until 7 today and you can register to vote at your polling station if you haven't already done so. The information comes directly from Elections Clerk Brenda Kekich.

As a new resident, I spoke with her, personally, to find out what I'd need to bring along to register to vote.

Now, if you're not sure what precinct you're in, she says, just give her a call. She can be reached at the Elections Office. The number is 674-2515.

If the capital facilities tax passes, the penny tax will keep the tax on the dollar at six cents. If the measure fails, the tax on the dollar will drop back to five cents.

Of the $40 million to be raised, the city of Sheridan would receive the lion’s share of just over $22.9 million, followed by the county’s nearly $12.6. The smaller communities of Ranchester and Dayton will receive $1.9 million, each, and Clearmont, just over half a million.

For the complete listing of how the communities plan to spend their share, go to

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