Here’s how you can dissect it.
These are words you’ll frequently see on proposals. They mean one thing when you’re talking to your friends and something else when you’re voting on a proposal.
AMEND: To change.
CHARTER: The original document and principals in which your government, county municipality or jurisdiction was founded. It’s similar to a constitution.
GRANT: To allow.
INVALIDATE: To render something useless or take away power.
MILL OR MILLAGE: The amount per $1,000 that is used to calculate taxes on property. Millage rates are most often found in personal property taxes.
Read more: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/millagerate.asp#ixzz2AzdBDFdJ
CALCULATING YOUR MILLAGE: Find the assessed value of your property. Let’s say, your taxable value is $70,000 or “70 thousands.” For our example, let’s say that the county wants to adopt a millage rate of 14.000. Multiply your taxable value in thousands (70) by the millage rate. 70 times 14.0 equals 980; in other words, your county property tax would equal $980 for that mill.
OVERRIDE: To give authorization to ignore. It’s similar to going over someone’s head to get something done. It means you cancel out what’s there and render it powerless.
REFERENDUM: Proposal to remove an existing law.
RESTORE: To bring back.
VOTE: Do it. If you don’t understand something, find out about it, don’t ignore it. It’s what makes this country the best country to live in because we all have a voice and that voice is our vote.