Tuesday is the deadline for ballots in St. Lucie County school referendum

Tuesday is the deadline for ballots in St. Lucie County school referendum

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Tuesday is the deadline to vote on a new property tax increase in St. Lucie County that would benefit schools.

Ballots are due for the school referendum by 7 p.m.

If you have not mailed-in your ballots, you will have to physically go to one of the four tax collector offices and drop it off in person.

If the referendum passes, the average homeowner with a $200,000 home would pay an extra $8.50 a month over four years.

St. Lucie County schools superintendent Wayne Gent says it is a small investment to ensure kids are safe in school.

“If we’re successful with this referendum we’ll continue to have a school resource officer on every campus, and we’ll also be able to hire additional guidance counselors, school physiologists to deal with the mental health issue that our children bring to schools,” said Gent.

The four supervisor of elections drop-off sites are located at:

* 250 NW Country Club Dr., Port St. Lucie* 1664 SE Walton Rd., Port St. Lucie* 4132 Okeechobee Rd, Fort Pierce* New Tax Collector Building in Tradition 10264 SW Village Parkway Dr., Port St. Lucie

For information, call the office at 772-462-1500 or visit www.slcelections.com or visit any of their four office locations listed above.

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