• By April Bowman
  • Posted Monday, February 20, 2017

Horse Industry Promotion Assessment Referendum

The North Carolina Horse Council plans to hold an equine referendum to extend the Horse Industry Promotion Assessment which was first authorized in 1999. The referendum will be conducted in all of North Carolina's 100 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on March 8, 2017.

Polling places will be set up in the Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Office Center at 1450 Fairchild Road Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Horse owners will be able to vote on whether or not to extend, for ten years, a $4.00 per ton assessment being paid by manufacturers of horse feed sold in North Carolina.

Polling will be available from 8 AM until 5 PM at the Forsyth County Extension Center. (Click here to find your local center if you don't reside in Forsyth.) Any horse owner/lessee, over the age of nine, can vote. There will also be an absentee balloting system put in place for owners who are not able to get to the Extension Offices on March 08, 2017.

For additional Information contact: suegray@nchorsecouncil.com or 919.854.1990 or 800.529.9206.

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