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Voting Underway for Charles City, Floyd County LOST Taxes

Voters are now able to cast ballots for the Charles City and Floyd County one-cent local option sales tax (LOST) measures up for special election March 1st.

The two LOST taxes are separate ballot items, one for the City of Charles City and one for the unincorporated areas of Floyd County. County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Gloria Carr says votes can be cast in person in the auditor’s office during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Monday, February 28th, with the office open until 5 pm both Friday, the 25th, and Monday, the 28th.

Carr says voters can also request to have an absentee ballot mailed to them.

Carr says the county remains in limbo waiting for its voting precincts to be set by the Legislative Services Agency (LSA), so they will use vote centers for this special election on March 1st.

Carr says Floyd County is not the only county in the state waiting for the LSA to establish voting precincts and/or supervisor districts based on the 2020 census.

If approved, each LOST tax for Charles City and Floyd County would go into effect for 10 years starting January 1st, 2023. All revenue for Floyd County will be used for road projects while Charles City will spend 90% on streets and 10% on public safety. 

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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