November 3, 2015-Special Election
Final Official Canvass
Final Official Cumulative
Detailed Data Text File.csv
November 3, 2015 Special Election Voter Pamphlet
Ballot Return Rate
Ballot Drop Sites for the November 3, 2015 Special Election
Audio Voter Pamphlet
01 - Information
02 - Dropsites.mp3
03 - Disabilities.mp3
04 - Voting Your Ballot.mp3
05 - Sample Ballot.mp3
06 - Tracking Your Ballot.mp3
07 - Measure 22-136.mp3
08 - Measure 24-387.mp3
09 - Drop Sites.mp3
10 - Measure 24-388 Part 1.mp3
11 - Measure 24-388 Part 2.mp3
12 - Measure 24-389.mp3
13 - Registration Card.mp3
14 - Back Cover.mp3
September 3, 2015 is the last day for Special Districts or Cities to file Measures.
September 8, 2015 is the last day to file measure Argument Statements for the county voters' pamphlet.
Argument statements for the Voters' Pamphlet become public record on September 14, 2015.
September 18, 2015 is the day we plan on mailing the ballots to our overseas and military voters.
October 5, 2015 is the day we plan to mail ballots to Out of State Voters.
October 13, 2015 is the last day to register to Vote in the November 3, 2015 Special Election.
October 14, 2015 is the day we plan to mail ballots to voters who have not been previously mailed a ballot for this election.
The Public Certification Test will be conducted on October 27, 2015. This is also the first day that we can begin to process the ballots for counting.
Districts that have filed:
24-387: City of Mt. Angel
Caption: Annexation of 20 acres into the Mt. Angel city limits.
Question: Shall 20 acres located between West Marquam Street and West Church Street be annexed into the City of Mt. Angel?
Summary: Approval of this measure would bring into the Mt. Angel city limits, 20 acres of land. The north side of the property abuts West Marquam Street and the south side of the property abuts West Church Street. The site is also referred to as Tax Lot 600 on Marion County Tax Map 061W09AA.
If annexed, the property will be zoned Single-Family Residential (RS), consistent with the Low Density Residential designation in the Mt. Angel Comprehensive Plan.
Property to be annexed must touch existing city limits, and there must be adequate city services to serve the property. The Mt. Angel City Council determined that these requirements are met, and submits the question of annexation of the territory to the voters as required by the Mt. Angel City Charter. If annexed, the property will become subject to the City’s permanent property tax rate and will be eligible to receive City services.
24-388: Salem Area Mass Transit District
Caption: Adopts employer payroll and self-employment tax of 0.21% beginning 2017
Question: Shall Salem-Keizer Transit (Cherriots) expand service including weekends and holidays by implementing an employer/self-employed payroll tax of 0.21%?
Summary: Voter approval of the measure would provide the funding to:
- Add Saturday service (Summer 2016);
- Add the youth pass (2016) for students in grades 6-12;
- Add longer evening service and limited Sunday and holiday service (Summer 2017).
Expanded service would apply to both Cherriots and CherryLift (paratransit).
The measure would implement an employer payroll tax assessed at 21 cents for each $100 of payroll. Nonprofit 501(C)(3) organizations, except hospitals, would be exempt.
Rate increases are limited in accordance with ORS 267.387. Current limit to rate increase is not more than 0.02% in any year.
The use of funds collected under the measure would be subject to annual audits by an independent auditor and would be available for public review on Cherriots' website.
In 2009, Cherriots eliminated Saturday service and shortened weekday evening service to balance revenues and expenses. In 2011, the state eliminated support for the youth pass program. As a result it has been harder to meet the needs of seniors, young people, and others that rely on transit to get around the community.
24-389: Keizer Fire District
Caption: KEIZER RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND
Question: Shall the District issue general obligation bonds not to exceed $6,220,000? If the bonds are approved, they will be payable from taxes on property or property ownership that are not subject to the limits of sections 11 and 11b, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.
Summary: If approved, this measure would provide funds for capital costs including:
· Purchase firefighting equipment and apparatus;
· Purchase emergency response vehicles and equipment, including ambulances;
· Refurbish and renovate firefighting equipment and apparatus; and
· Purchase emergency communications equipment and pay the costs of bond issuance.
The Bonds would mature not later than twenty years and six months (20.5) years from the date of issuance. Under this structure, property owners are estimated to pay an average of 14 cents per thousand of assessed value each year. The estimated annual average cost would be $14 per $100,000 of taxable assessed value. The actual cost may vary depending upon interest rates, assessed value growth and other factors.
The estimated tax cost for this measure is an ESTIMATE ONLY, based on the best information available from the county assessor at the time of the estimate.
22-136: Mill City Rural Fire Protection District
Caption: Five Year Local Option Levy for Operations
Question: This measure renews current local option taxes. Shall District be authorized to impose $0.30 per $1000.00 of assessed value for operations for five years beginning in 2016-2017?
Summary: The Mill City Rural Fire Protection District will use the tax revenue from this measure to continue the established position of Fire Chief for district operations. Fifteen years ago the district taxpayers voted yes on a measure to establish a paid chief position and this five year option tax is a continuation of those previous measures. For the past five years this local option tax has been voted in at $0.50 per thousand of assessed value. If this measure passes, the local option tax would lower from the previous amount of $0.50 per thousand to $0.30 per thousand of assessed value. With the paid chief's position Mill City Rural Fire Protection District has been able to drastically increase our firefighter training and provide a better service to our district patrons. The objective of the fire chief is to continue to save the taxpayer's money by applying for grants to help update equipment, maintain the building and grounds, while still providing excellent emergency fire and medical services. The proposed rate will raise approximately $203,869.00. $38,400.00 in 2016-2017, $39,522.00 in 2017-2018, $40,738.00 in 2018-2019, $41,960.00 in 2019-2020, $43,219.00 in 2020-2021. The estimated tax cost for this measure is an ESTIMATE ONLY based on the best information available from the county assessor at the time of estimate.