Northeast Iowa Community College is asking voters to head to the polls today.
Voters will decide whether to continue the college’s current bond levy at the same rate. NICC President Dr. Liang Chee Wee says the levy benefits the school in several ways.
NICC’s proposed 39-million dollar bond levy measure would not be a new tax – it would be a continuation of the current 28-point-8-cent bond and interest fund levy rate per thousand dollars assessed valuation.
The majority of NICC’s recent graduates have stayed in Iowa to work or continue their education, so Dr. Wee says voting “yes” today essentially means investing in your neighbors and the professionals you rely on every day, like nurses, mechanics and office workers.
A 60-percent supermajority is needed for NICC’s bond levy to continue. Polls will be open from noon to 8 pm today – to find out where you need to go to vote, contact your County Auditor’s office or check your County’s website. We have posted a link to Delaware County’s polling places here: http://www.co.delaware.ia.us/election_docs/special/NICC%202018/NICC%20Special%20%20Polling%20Places%20%202018.doc.pdf.