Equine Referendum Vote Taking Place March 8
What is the cost to horse owners?
The estimated average cost per horse per year is $2.2.5 to $4.00 depending on your choice of feed. Horse owners are permitted to request a refund (must be submitted to the NCHC within one year of purchase and must be accompanied by proof of purchase).
What is the purpose of the assessment?
To provide funds to the NC Horse Council for the purpose of promoting the interests of the NC Horse Industry.
What is the NCHC?
The NCHC is the organization recognized as representing the interests of the horse owners in North Carolina.
How much revenue will the assessment generate?
Based on collections from the first two years of the assessment, annual receipts on the current referendum are approximately $200,000.
How can I contact/find out more about the North Carolina Horse Council?
4904 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 290
Raleigh, NC 27606
How do I vote/who can vote?
Polling places will be open during regular business hours in each County Cooperative Extension Service office. Any horse owner/leassor, 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. Contact the NCHC for information on absentee voting. The vote outcome will be by simple majority vote (i.e. 270 votes “yes” and 269 votes “no” would pass the assessment).