In the Cape Henlopen School District voters will be casting their ballots for a referendum today.
The measure calls for a hike in the property tax which would cost the average property owner an extra $59 a year.
It would take effect over the next three years.
The measure would help pay for the construction of a new elementary school with enrollment having grown by nearly 1-thousand students over the last 12 years.
The new elementary school would be located in Rehoboth Beach along Route 24.
Polls open at 10 a.m. this morning when voters can cast their ballots at Cape Henlopen High School, Mariner Middle School and Rehoboth Elementary School.