OPELIKA, Ala. (EETV)- Opelika residents will be heading to the polls on Tuesday to vote in a special election. The election is regarding a municipal tax RENEWAL that supports the Opelika City School System.

If approved, the renewal will allow the city continue the annual levy and collection of the 5 mill property tax for the support and furtherance of education in the school system. This property tax was first approved in 1965 and renewed in 1989.. This is an existing tax and city leaders are assuring residents that the potential renewal will not increase the city's millage rate.

In the current fiscal year, local revenue accounts for 40.7% of the 2018 general fund budget. City leaders say that the local revenue is critical to the continued support of programs such as:

Band Programs

Career Tech Counselors

Choral Programs

Art Instructional Coaches

Music Programs

Technology System-wide


Theatre Programs

Special Education

Advanced Placement

Driver’s Education

Local Teacher Units


Polls are schedule to open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on February 13. You can find your voting location by calling the Lee County Probate Office at 334-737-3670.