Voting opportunities are currently available for Knoxville residents wanting to cast their vote in advance of Knoxville Community School District’s Bond Referendum vote on March 3rd. Early voting is currently available at the Marion County Auditor’s Office on the second floor of the Marion County Courthouse. In addition to early voting, absentee ballots are also available with the last day to request an absentee ballot of Friday, February 21st. Registered voters may cast their ballots by submitting an absentee ballot to the Marion County Auditor’s Office. All ballots postmarked March 2nd or earlier will be counted. Knoxville Schools Superintendent Cassi Pearson tells KNIA/KRLS News she encourages people to get out and vote and vote early if they can. Pearson says you never know what the weather will be like on March 3rd so why not get your voting done and out of the way and let the school district know about what you think of the project. On the ballot in the special election is a proposed bond issue. If approved, it would allow the district to build a new middle school, upgrade the air conditioning system at Northstar Elementary and replace Knoxville High School’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The bond issue would have an estimated tax impact of $8.79 per month on a home with an assessed value of $100,000.