There are a number of pocket-book related issues on the election ballot today.

Voters in Marion County decide on the quarter-cent sales tax, known as Proposition R. The money raised if the tax is passed would go to converting the county’s gravel roads to white rock, improving the county’s blacktop roads, replacing culverts and meeting other transportation needs. Estimates are that the penny tacked on to every $4 taxable purchase will raise about $900,000 a year.

In Canton, voters are being asked to approve a property tax hike so improvements can be made in the city’s levee system. The proposed increase would be 90 cents per $100,000 of assessed valuation.

Voters in the Palmyra and Monroe City school districts are being asked to pass no tax increase bond issues. Both districts have a list of capital improvements that would be done should the respective bond issues pass.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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