What will it support?


What is a General Obligation Bond?

General Obligation (G.O.) Bond proceeds, which requires the approval of 60% of district residents during a special election, can be used for the purchase of land, construction of new facilities and renovation/improvement of existing facilities, school buildings and structures, and grounds and athletic facilities. Similar to how a home mortgage is financed over a number of years, G.O. Bonds are financed over a 20-year term per series of bonds. One project may include multiple series of bonds that are issued over consecutive years during the construction phase; thus, more than 20-years of taxation and bond repayment may be captured by issuing bonds in multiple series over multiple years. G.O. Bonds are typically used to fund major one-time infrastructure improvements that the PPEL levy (approved by district residents in 2015), and/or Sales Tax revenues cannot fully fund.


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Complete the form and mail to:
Jamie Fitzgerald, Polk County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections
Polk County Election Office
120 2nd Avenue—Suite A
Des Moines, IA 50309-4757

Please Note: Absentee ballot request forms must be received at the Polk County Auditor’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018.