Vote YES for the Zoo this November!
Your support is critical to the Zoo’s future success, and renewing will not raise your taxes. Vote FOR Issue 19!
ELECTION DAY is Tuesday, November 7. Polls Open 6:30 am- 7:30 pm
The Cincinnati Enquirer editorial board endorsed the Zoo’s request to be on the November ballot with an increase, however, the County Commissioners voted against an increase and the levy will be a flat renewal.
October 11, 2023 – Early Voting Begins at the Hamilton County Board of Elections – 4700 Smith Road, Cincinnati OH 45212
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September 8, 2023, Update: Zoo Levy on the ballot as Issue 19.
August 8, 2023, Update: The Zoo’s request to be on the November ballot with an inflationary increase, which it has not received for 15 years was denied yesterday. The cost of food, wages for keepers and vets, and maintenance has gone up 79% since 2008, and the increase was requested in order for the Zoo to keep up with operational costs. County Commissioners voted to put the Zoo levy on the ballot as a flat renewal.
July 24, 2023, Update: Enquirer editorial board endorses Zoo’s request to be on the November ballot with an increase.
June 13, 2023, Update: After a several-month-long process, the Hamilton County Tax Levy Review Committee (TLRC) has recommended that the County Commissioners put the Cincinnati Zoo levy on the November ballot with an inflationary increase.