Created on Monday, 04 April 2011 Written by Brooks Canavesi
Monday is the statewide voter registration deadline for the upcoming May primary.
Only one countywide issue greets voters at the ballot box next month — a three-year, 1.2 mill levy for Logan County Children’s Services.
The renewal levy would cost county residents no additional tax dollars.
Shown is the Logan County Children's Services facility located at 1855 W. State Route 47. LCCS's three-year, 1.2 mill renewal levy is the only countywide issue on next month's primary election ballot.
Children’s Services last passed a levy in 2006 and has never been rejected by voters at the ballot box. Mrs. Engle says she’s optimistic about the agency’s chances this time around, too.
“We’ve been very fortunate to have always had the support of residents in this county,” Mrs. Engle said. “They’ve always partnered with us in our pursuit to protect children throughout the county and we’re ever grateful for that.
“We couldn’t do it without them.”
The key to passing the levy, according to Mrs. Engle, is educating the public.
“We’ve got to get the word out,” she said. “It’s crucial that we remind our supporters of the important work that we do.”
LCCS launches its campaign Monday during a levy informational meeting at the First Church of God, 1000 E. Brown Ave., from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
“I’ve had lots of people ask about the details of the levy and what we’re hoping to accomplish with it,” Mrs. Engle said. “This is the perfect opportunity to learn some of those facts and figures and maybe take a yard sign or two.”
The Logan County Board of Elections, 225 S. Main St., is open until 9 p.m. to accommodate county residents wishing to register for next month’s primary.
The primary election is Tuesday, May 3.