School board vacancies and ballot questions are on tap for some lakes area voters in a special election Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Waubun-Ogema-White Earth, school bond referendum: Voters will be asked to say "yes" or "no" to a property tax increase in the Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Independent School District No. 435. At stake is the issuance of school building bonds, not to exceed $7.74 million, for "acquisition and betterment of school sites and and facilities," including security, HVAC and renovations, according to the ballot question.
Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. To find your polling place, visit pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us or call 218-473-6171 for information.
Pelican Rapids, operating levy: Pelican Rapids Public Schools (Independent School District No. 548) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $315 per pupil, according to the ballot question. Voters can vote"yes" or "no" on a property tax increase that would be applicable for 10 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.
Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Pelican Rapids City Hall, 315 N. Broadway.
Menahga, school board vacancy: Robert J. White is the lone candidate for a one-year school board term in the Menahga School District (No. 821). Voters can select from White or a write-in candidate.
Polls will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Menahga City Hall, 115 Second St. NE., and Wolf Lake Lions Hall, 130 N. Manninen Ave., Wolf Lake. To find your polling place or for more information, visit https://bit.ly/2BV1GEn.
Underwood, school board vacancy: One candidate is on the Tuesday ballot to fill a four-year term after a school board vacancy. Underwood school (No. 550) voters will see candidate Mark Bring on their ballots.
Polls will be open form 3:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 100 Southern Ave. E., Underwood.
To see all of Tuesday's special elections in Minnesota, visit https://www.sos.state.mn.us/election-administration-campaigns/elections-calendar/special-elections/.
If you are not sure about your polling place, visit pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us.