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80,000 ballots mailed out to Yellowstone County voters ahead of school elections

Posted: 10:10 AM, Apr 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-19 12:16:28-04

BILLINGS- Yellowstone County elections officials say 80,000 ballots were mailed out to voters Friday ahead of several school district elections.

School District 2 will ask Billings voters to pass a high school mill levy for the first time in 12 years.

A $971,467 operational levy will be on the ballot for a mail-in election on May 8.

If passed, the levy would pay for textbooks and tools for learning and help with career counselors.

The levy would increase property taxes $10.04 on a $200,000 home.

Voters in Laurel are being asked to approve a $3 million building reserve levy to address safety and security issues over the course of five years and possibly purchase land for future expansion.

The Laurel community is welcome to attend a question and answer session about the levy held from 5-6 p.m. on April 22 at Graff Elementary School.

Yellowstone County Elections officials said there are 13 different school district elections this spring, showcased on ballots. Some are levies or bonds some are for trustee seats.

Voters should mail back their ballots to the elections office the Thursday or Friday before the election on May 7th.

Ballots that don’t make the deadline won’t get counted.