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The Crawford County Clerk’s office will mail nearly 11,000 ballots to registered voters in USD 250 today. This special question election was requested by USD 250 Board of Eduction and asks voters to accept or reject the $67. 6 million school bond proposed by the district.
Destry Brown, USD 250 Superintendent, said the school board requested an all mail election to get more people involved. “More people will have access to voting, and it is more convenient,” Brown said of the mail-in ballots.
According to County Clerk Don Pyle, all mail ballots have been successful in increasing voter turn out. Pyle said that previous special question elections with all mail ballots have had turn out rates of 40% compared to the 15% at regular elections.
Voters are urged to return completed ballots as soon as possible. If voters do not receive their ballots by January 15 or lose or damage their ballots, the county clerk’s office will issue a replacement ballot. (Voters can contact the clerk’s office at 620-724-6115.)