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ERIC Number: ED037190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Pages: 56
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Junior College Bond Elections: Why Do They Fail (or Pass)?
Overbeck, Wayne
This review of bond election campaigns in junior college districts indicated that the election has a better chance of success if (1) the voters are told that no tax increase will result from a "yes" vote; (2) the district in question is a going concern at the time of the election; (3) controversy and vocal opposition are avoided; (4) the editorial support of local news media is won; (5) the college leadership seeks personal contact with the community; and (6) a popular site has been selected. While none of these hypotheses was contradicted by the survey's findings, many of the variables the author felt to be particularly important in junior college bond elections had not been mentioned in the literature reviewed here. Some of the conclusions of the study were that the chances for a successful bond election appear to decline as the voter turnout increases, and the strongest support for school bonds comes from parents of children in school and from new residents of the area. The amount of the bonds to be floated has little effect on the election's result, although the question of a tax increase may have significant effect. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (MS)
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Note: Seminar paper