Lake County Opt Out Vote

The Special Election regarding the Opt Out for Lake County will be held on 9/19/23. The election polls will be open from seven a.m. to seven p.m. central time today.


The tax levy opt-out does not become effective unless approved by majority vote. The County wishes to OPT OUT of tax limitation in the amount of $2,800,000 starting with calendar year 2023 taxes payable in the calendar year 2024. This opt out will be for 5 years, which will be through taxes payable in the calendar year 2028. This action has been taken by the board and approved by at least a two-thirds vote of the board. 


A vote “Yes” will increase the tax levy by the amount of the opt-out.

A vote “NO” will leave the tax levy as it is without the amount of the op


You can vote at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse at 1205 N. Washington Ave., Madison


Other voting locations are , 

The Ramona Parish Hall, 131 W. Main St., Ramona, 

Nunda Fire Hall, 410 Main Street, Nunda

Wentworth Fire Hall, 425 S. Main Street, Wentworth

 and the Chester Fire Hall/Community Center, 407 2nd Street, Chester,