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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Joan Olson (630) 407-6015 or Evan Shields (630) 407-6022

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

DuPage County Board Approves Three Referenda Questions for November Ballot

The DuPage County Board voted unanimously Tuesday to put three tax-related referendum questions on the November 2018 General Election ballot.

Two of the questions seek voters’ opinions on revenue raising proposals impacting issues debated in Springfield. One asks voters to weigh in on a proposal to help reduce state debt. The other asks voters’ opinions on an alternative method to fund transportation projects. The third question focuses on the County’s Accountability, Consolidation, and Transparency (ACT) Initiative.

“Responses to these questions will provide the Board with important feedback and guidance as various proposals are debated in Springfield. Our residents already face some of the highest property taxes in the nation. We welcome the input of DuPage County voters and believe it is important to let their voices be heard on these crucial issues,” said County Board Chairman Dan Cronin.

The referendum questions will appear on the ballot as follows:

• “Shall DuPage County oppose the General Assembly instituting a property tax increase equivalent to 1% of your home’s value to help retire state debt?”

• “Shall DuPage County oppose the creation of a statewide Vehicle Mileage Tax (VMT) which would tax DuPage County citizens based upon the number of miles driven annually?”

• “Shall DuPage County continue to dissolve and consolidate units of local government to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and increase accountability?”

The 2018 General Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6. To view a fact sheet on the referendum questions, please visit www.dupageco.org/CountyBoard/Docs/57996.