Voters in Little Rock to decide measure to reduce an ad valorem tax for the Central Arkansas Library System

Voters in Little Rock will decide on a ballot measure that would reduce the existing capital-improvement millage from 1.8 to 1.3 mills on May 24. This would equate to $130 per $100,000 of assessed property value. The existing limit is a combination of two separate ad valorem taxes each at 0.9 mills. The measure would combine the taxes into one rate of 1.3 mills. The measure also provides that the revenue from the tax be dedicated to a future issuance of bonds not to exceed $42 million for capital improvements to the Central Arkansas Library System. A simple majority is required for the tax to pass.

The Little Rock Board of Directors voted to refer the tax measure to the ballot on March 1, 2022.

Last November, voters approved with 71% of the vote an increase to the operational millage rate for the library system from 3.5 mills to 3.8 mills. The operational millage is separate from the ad valorem tax.

In Arkansas, all polls are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. The deadline to register to vote in the election is April 24.

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