Voters to decide on penny tax, community center, form of gov't

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    UNDATED (KTHV) - A handful of cities and counties in Arkansas have elections on Tuesday, May 14.

    In Sebastian County and Fort Smith, voters decide whether to continue implementing a penny sales tax. The tax has been in place for 20 years; in 2012, it contributed nearly $22 million to the county.

    Hot Springs residents could switch the way their government is run. They're deciding whether to keep the current city manager plan or change to the traditional mayor and city council structure.

    In Pine Bluff, the Watson Chapel School District wants to raise the millage rate to build a new elementary school; voters will decide whether to do that on Tuesday.

    There is a bond issue for a new community center on the ballot in White Hall, while power continues to be a topic of conversation for voters in Sherwood. They will decide if parts of the city will continue to use North Little Rock Electric Co. or begin allowing larger utility companies, such as Entergy, to operate in the area.

    Early voting has already started in some of these municipalities. To find your voting location and information, click here ( http://on.kthv.com/126Ddlj ).


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