A Central Arkansas volunteer fire department hopes voters in Garland County and part of Hot Spring County show up at the polls Tuesday.
The department wants voluntary dues to become mandatory. The Lake Hamilton Fire and Rescue is asking for the thousands of people that they could save to help save them at the polls.
Essentially voters will decide if voluntary, yearly dues that the department runs off of should become mandatory dues. Yes, that's a tax. However, the department said people shouldn't think of it that way though. It said a "for" vote is a way to make things fair.
The special election will open the doors at the Lake Hamilton Fire Department Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.
Tom Zukowski is the director and treasurer of the volunteer department.