Elections, Government, Washington County

For May special elections, voter registration deadline looms

A ballot drop box at the Banks Public Library. Photo: Chas Hundley

WASHINGTON COUNTY - Dozens of contenders have thrown their hat into the ring to lead, represent, and hold positions of authority in local school and fire boards that will define where the tax dollars of voters go to provide fire and emergency services, education and more.

Decisions made by those elected on May 21 may have impacts for generations to come, and can range from the small and mundane—ceremonial proclamations, for example—up to severely consequential, such as the shuttering of a school, or the decision to build a new one.

But in Washington County, the last time special district elections were held, just 21.6% of eligible voters opted to turn in a ballot, according to voter data from the Washington County elections office.

This year . . .

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