Auburn Half-Cent City Sales Tax Increase Mail-In Election Ballots Mailed Out This Week
Beginning Friday, Oct. 28, Auburn registered voters will receive ballots by mail for the Tuesday, Nov. 15, special election on a half-cent city sales tax increase.
The additional sales tax would raise Auburn’s tax to 7 percent, 5.5 percent state and 1.5 percent locally. That would place Auburn in line with most other area municipalities which have the same local sales tax rate.
City officials have said that the additional sales tax revenue collected would be used for lawful municipal purposes consisting of 25-50 percent to provide property tax relief for Auburn residents. The remaining proceeds will be used to provide funding for capital improvements. The latter would include trails, signage, streets and other items within the city’s master plan approved earlier this year and a revitalization plan completed in 2005.
Ballots must be returned to the Nemaha County Election Commissioner’s office by 5 p.m. Nov. 15. Ballots may be returned by mail or in person. If ballots are returned in person, they must be returned during regular business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.
Oct. 28 is registration deadline for voter registrations from agencies, including the Department of Motor Vehicles to be completed, as well as postmark of mail-in voter registration.
Friday, Nov. 4, is the last day for in-person voter registration at the Election Commissioner office at the Nemaha County Courthouse. The office will be open Nov. 4 until 6 p.m. Nov. 4 is also the last day to mail out ballots.