Suzanne Burke, president and CEO of the Council on Aging, said this levy was especially crucial during the coronavirus pandemic.
“We’re grateful to the voters for supporting it again,” she said. “This levy really supports the entire community, not just seniors but also families. We’re thankful for that as the seniors continue to get the services and families continue to be able to get the support that they need.”
There are 256,930 registered voters and with two hours left for in-person voting on Tuesday BOE Director Diane Noonan reported they were already at 70.53% voter turnout. In 2016 the final voter turnout was 71.05% and 71.32% in 2012.
These results are expected to change as more ballots are counted through Nov. 18. We will continue to update these results as more ballots are counted.
Neither measure will increase taxes, officials said. The 1.3-mill Elderly Services Program levy costs $42 annually per $100,000 in property valuation and brings in $10 million. The cost for the 1-mill mental health and addiction services is $32 annually and garners $7.5 million.