2018 North Carolina Cattle Industry Assessment Referendum

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On October 4, there will be a Referendum to continue the North Carolina Cattle Industry Assessment. This referendum shall decide if producers of cattle (dairy or beef) will continue the state assessment program to assess themselves at the rate of $1.00 per head of cattle sold and use these funds for producer education. This could include beef production topics, beef production research, youth education and leadership development, issues management, beef industry leadership development, promotion and marketing of North Carolina cattle, and for promoting and protecting the interests of the cattle industry.

Voting Details Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Polling Places: N.C. Cooperative Extension, Pasquotank County Center located at 1209 McPherson Street, Elizabeth City)

Eligibility: Any North Carolina resident who can claim ownership of cattle, either beef or dairy. An owner must sign an affidavit sheet claiming age, ownership, and residency.

Age: Any cattle owner over the age of 18 on October 4, 2018.

Ballot Specifics: “Yes” indicates a vote in favor of continuing the state assessment program.“No” indicates a vote against continuing the state assessment program.