Polling places open Tuesday, May 10, for Little Falls School District 482 bond referendum

Polling places for Little Falls School District 482 voters will be open Tuesday, from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Voters will cast their ballots for or against the proposed bond referendum, which will be set forth in two questions.

The first question reads: “Shall the board of Independent School District No. 482 (Little Falls Community Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $19,670,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the completion of deferred maintenance and repair, remodeling and renovation projects at school sites and facilities district-wide; the construction and installation of security, safety and accessibility improvements to school sites and facilities district-wide; the completion of site work for irrigation and paving improvements; and the construction and equipping of an early childhood/school readiness addition to the Lincoln Elementary School site and facility?”

The second question reads: “If school district ballot question 1 is approved, shall the school board of Independent School District No. 482 (Little Falls Community Schools) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $12,645,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of a gymnasium/recreation addition to the high school facility?”

Question 2 cannot pass unless a majority of voters vote “yes” to question 1.

The polling places and the school district areas each place is specified for include:

•Little Falls Community Middle School, 1000 First Ave. NE — for residents of Little Falls Wards 1 and 2, and Agram, Belle Prairie, Buh, Little Falls, Platte and Ripley townships of Morrison County, and St. Mathias Township of Crow Wing County;

•Lincoln Elementary School in Little Falls – for residents of Little Falls Ward 3, the cities of Flensburg and Sobieski and Culdrum, Elmdale, Flensburg, Green Prairie, Pike Creek, Swan River and Swanville townships; and

•Dr. S.G. Knight Elementary School in Randall, for the city of Randall and Cushing, Darling and Parker townships in Morrison County, and Little Elk and Turtle Creek townships in Todd County.

There are 9,719 registered voters who live in School District 482, 9,714 in Morrison and five in Todd and Crow Wing counties. They may vote at their designated polling sites.

Those eligible voters who are not yet registered, will be able to register and vote at their polling place as well. Those who wish to register need to bring a photo ID and proof of residence.