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Chapter 414 Budget Referendum

This year, the Walworth-Seely Public Library is asking taxpayers to establish a Chapter 414 Referendum to approve our budget.

But what does that mean? Check out the information below.

Public Information Sessions will be held at the library on

Monday, October 16th at 11:00 am & Thursday, October 26th at 6:00 pm. 

What is a 414 Budget Referendum?

“History has shown that when citizens have the right to directly vote on how much to tax themselves for public library service, funding for public libraries stabilizes and becomes sustainable, allowing a library to more adequately respond to community needs.”
                                                                                     
                                                                           - Rebecca Smith-Aldrich
                                                                                               
Director of the Mid-Hudson Library System

Frequently Asked Questions

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Town Board Statement

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The proposed library budget referendum will cost taxpayers $0.46 per $1,000 of assessed property value.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
Make sure your voice is heard!
Not sure if you're registered to vote? 
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Check your voter registration status and find your polling place at Vote411.org

Do you have any other questions? Ask us at walworthlibrarydirector@owwl.org or by calling 315-986-1511.
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