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On Feb. 12, 2019, Vancouver voters will decide whether to approve an education and operations levy (formerly called the maintenance and operations levy) and a technology levy that would renew existing taxes.

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On Feb. 12, 2019, Vancouver voters will decide whether to approve an education and operations levy (formerly called the maintenance and operations levy) and a technology levy that would renew existing taxes.

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Bond measures pay for construction of capital facilities.

Local voters approved a $458 million bond measure on Feb. 14, 2017. The measure will fund replacements of several older schools, upgrade every newer school and help VPS meet state mandates for smaller class sizes.

How long will property owners pay for the measure? What is the total tax rate? Will school boundaries change? Get the answers to frequently asked questions.

The election

In Clark County, elections are vote-by-mail. For levy measures, a 50 percent majority of “yes” votes is required for approval. Bond measures, for capital construction projects, require 60 percent approval for passage.

Note: Some citizens with disabilities and senior citizens are exempt from paying all or part of school levy taxes. Contact the Clark County assessor for more information.

Voter registration

To register and vote in Clark County, you must be a U.S. citizen, be a resident of the county, have your full civil rights and be 18 years old by the day of the election. To vote in an election for Vancouver Public Schools, you must live within the school district’s boundaries.

Voter registration forms are available at all school offices and at the Clark County Elections Department. Or, you may register online if you have a valid Washington state driver’s license or a state identification card.

You may register to vote in Clark County up to 29 days prior to the election date if you are a voter currently registered in the state of Washington. Registration forms may be submitted by mail, online or in person. If you are not registered to vote anywhere in the state of Washington, you may submit your registration form in person at the Elections Department up to eight days before the election date. For more information, contact the Clark County Elections Department.

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