Election Day is Tuesday, November 7. Early voting begins Wednesday, October 11.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the library have a levy issue on the ballot in November?
Yes. The library is asking for a replacement of their 0.5 mill levy, with a term of 10 years. If approved, the library would begin collecting revenue in 2025.
Who will vote on the levy?
All residents of Fairfield County, except for those living in the Pickerington Local School District.
How much will the proposed levy cost?
For a property owner with a home valued at $100,000, the annual tax for the levy would be $17.50.
How much would the levy generate?
If approved, the county auditor has calculated that the levy will generate an estimated $1,875,000 annually.
How is the library funded?
The Fairfield County District Library receives nearly all of its funding from two sources:
- State of Ohio’s Public Library Fund (approximately 2/3 of total library funding)
- Voter approved local property levy (approximately 1/3 of total library funding)
What will the levy pay for?
The levy will fund operating expenses for the library including the purchase of new materials, continuing access to digital resources, providing free programs for children, teens, and adults, and maintenance of library buildings.
If property values increase, do libraries get more funding from levies?
No, they do not. In accordance with Ohio House Bill 920, as property valuations increase, the voted millage is reduced to generate the same amount of tax revenue as was received when the levy was approved by the voters. Therefore, the library’s current effective mill rate is 0.32 mills.
Where can I find additional information?
The Fairfield County Auditor’s Office has a library levy fact sheet available on their website.
Where do I vote?
Election Day is Tuesday, November 7. Early voting begins Wednesday, October 11. The Fairfield County Board of Elections has a tool for finding your polling location. You can look up your polling locations here.