TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to order of its Circuit Court, at the general election occurring on November 5, 2019, the County of Sussex will be conducting a voter referendum on the following question:
For the purposes of funding capital projects which further the public safety and public education needs of Sussex County and the Sussex County Public Schools, shall the County of Sussex, Virginia be authorized to levy a tax on prepared food and beverages, otherwise known as a meals tax, in the County of Sussex, Virginia at the rate of four percent (4%) of the amount charged for the prepared food and beverages?
This tax would be imposed in addition to the current general retail sales and use taxes collected on all purchases. Thus, if this food and beverage tax is adopted and the maximum rate of 4% is imposed, then the total tax on all prepared food and beverages will be 9.3%.
For ☐ Against ☐
This is a sample of the referendum as it will appear on the ballot on November 5, 2019. Questions or comments should be directed to the General Registrar.