Today last to vote on 26-48

Today is the last day to turn in ballots in the special election for Measure 26-48, which seeks to restore funding for Multnomah County Schools, as well as provide money for public safety and social services.

The measure would raise over $120 million a year. This funding would come from a three-year 1.25 percent personal income tax increase.

Joe Johnson, ASPSU vice president, explained the importance of students voting.

“I think it’s very important to show Multnomah County Schools that we support them,” he said.

Johnson has “high hopes” for the measure, which would essentially bail Multnomah County Schools out funding deficit, caused in part by the failure of Measure 28 in late January.