How will you vote?

If you live in Winnebago County, your ballot on Election Day (November 6) will include two non-binding referendums:

1.  Should the state legislature enact proposed legislation that closes the Dark Store loopholes, which currently allow commercial retail properties to significantly reduce the assessed valuation and property tax of such properties by using closed, vacant (dark) properties for determining the assessed value of open, occupied, and fully operational properties, resulting in a substantial shift in taxes levied against other tax-paying entities, such as residential home owners and/or cuts in essential services provided by an affected municipality?

YES -- Dark Store loopholes should not stand and commercial retail properties should not continue to be afforded the opportunity to use vacant big box stores or other vacant commercial retail properties as a comparable property in assessing valuation and the accompanying property tax liability.

NO -- Dark Store loopholes should stand and commercial retail properties should continue to be afforded the opportunity to use vacant big box stores or other vacant commercial retail properties as a comparable property in assessing valuation and the accompanying property tax liability.


2.  Should the Wisconsin State Legislature create a non-partisan procedure for the preparation of a legislative and congressional redistricting plan?

YES -- A non-partisan procedure for the preparation of legislative and congressional redistricting plans should be adopted by the Wisconsin Legislature.

NO -- The current process of enacting legislative and congressional redistricting plans through the Wisconsin Legislature should be retained.


 

 

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
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