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Kristin HigginsPublic Policy CenterPhone: 501-671-2160Email: email@example.com
by Kristin Higgins - June 29, 2021
Voters in the city of Johnson in Washington County will have two local ballot measures
to decide when they vote in a July 13, 2021 special election.
The Public Policy Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
partnered with the Washington County Extension Office to produce a voter guide explaining
the city ballot issues.
Voters will decide:
Download the fact sheet at: https://www.uaex.uada.edu/business-communities/voter-education/docs/Johnson_Bond_SalesTax_APTax_Election_July2021.pdf
People who live in the city of Johnson and are registered to vote are eligible to
vote in this election.
If voters approve the bond issue and sales tax, the city sales tax rate would increase
from 2% to 3% in January 2022. The 1% sales tax would expire when the 2021 bond debt
is repaid, which city officials estimate to be around 2046.
If voters approve the Advertising and Promotion Commission tax, a 1% A&P tax as it's
known would start Jan. 1, 2022 on prepared foods and lodging rentals. It would not
expire without another vote of the people.
Find More InformationThe voter guide produced by the Public Policy Center includes more information about
the Johnson ballot issues, including what supporters and opponents say, information
about surrounding city taxes, and answers to voters’ frequently asked questions.