Thursday, October 26, 2006

YES on Charter Amend. No. 1 - Chan 4 Report

Dennis Ferrier's report on Channel 4 last night highlighted some of the problems with the ballot wording on our Metro Davidson County property tax charter amendment. Here is the first sentence from the description we agreed to be placed on the ballot after much discussion with Metro legal and the Election Commission:
Davidson County real property tax rates cannot be increased
without the approval of the voters in a referendum election.
However, because of an oversight at the election commission the first sentence voters will see is the sentence proposed by the Metro Legal Department. This sentence is much less descriptive and according to Dennis' report, some voters are confused. PLEASE vote YES on Metro Nashville Charter Amendment No. 1.

The Davidson County Election Commission did agree to post a notice inside each voting machine and also to instruct poll workers to advise voters that revisions were posted on the machine but our reports indicate that poll workers are not advising the great majority of voters about the notices.

Vote YES on Metro Charter Amendment No. 1