Beltrami County Special Election
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
To the Voters of Beltrami County in the State of Minnesota. Notice is hereby Given:
A SPECIAL ELECTION will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2023, for the purpose of selecting the funding source of the new Beltrami County Jail to be constructed.
Poll hours are 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
The full language for the ballot question reads as follows: “The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners has voted to construct a new County Jail at an estimated cost of $80 million. Taxpayers have a choice as to how to fund the project. Shall Beltrami County establish a five-eighths of one percent (.625%) sales and use tax to pay for constructing and financing the new jail?
“A YES vote means that the majority of the costs would be financed through the sales and use tax which would remain in effect for 30 years or until the bonds are retired, whichever comes first.
“A NO vote means that the majority of the costs would be financed through increased property taxes for 30 years or until the bonds are retired, whichever comes first.”