Magellan Strategies is your trusted survey research partner, ready to help your Special District measure and understand opinions of the communities you serve.

Choose a survey research partner that amplifies your voice, sharpens your insights, and empowers your Special District's mission. Magellan Strategies is not just a survey research firm; we are a strategic ally in your quest to serve every member of your community. Because when it comes to shaping your Special District's future, every opinion counts.

Example Special District Surveys

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Fire District Surveys

Park, Recreation, and Open Space District Surveys

Library District Surveys

Water & Sanitation District Surveys

Affordable Housing District and Land Use Surveys

Since 2007, Magellan Strategies has helped countless Colorado Fire Districts, Recreation Districts, Library Districts, Water Districts, and Metro Districts survey their residents and communities. In addition, we have helped many special districts secure voter-approved funding for capital-building projects and operations by hiring us to manage a statistically accurate ballot measure survey. Let our team of veteran survey experts help your special district generate reliable opinion data that will inform staff and board members of the following essential metrics.

• Do residents of your community approve of the job you and your team are doing providing services?
• Are residents aware of the full range of services and programs your special district provides?
• What special district services and programs does your community value and use the most?
• Does your budget and resource allocation align with the services and programs your residents prefer?

In addition, our innovative survey interview methods using MMS text invitations typically engage 50% of a resident or voter population. When respondent engagement is that strong, it allows you to educate and inform residents of your special district’s priorities, mission, and culture. It is an opportunity to demonstrate that your district is fiscally responsible and spends taxpayer resources wisely. Furthermore, the survey becomes an effective and powerful public information message that engages your community. With this approach, the survey helps foster and build a positive, favorable image rating of your special district.

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Special District Ballot Measure Surveys

If you manage or represent a Special District, it is only a matter of time before you need to place a ballot measure before your voters to secure additional funding for capital projects and operation needs. Our team has been managing accurate and reliable Special District ballot measure surveys since 2007. However, there is a lot more to a ballot measure survey than what percentage of voters will approve it. A ballot measure survey is an opportunity for your Special District to educate and inform voters why new revenue is needed and how it will be spent.

Special District Community Surveys

A professional, high quality survey of your Special District's residents is a smart investment. If you manage or represent a Metro District, Recreation District, Library District, Fire District, or a Water District, you need to know if your spending priorities are in alignment with the community you serve.

Special District Ballot Measure Survey Experts

Colorado Special Districts serve a wide array of community needs, purposes, and come in every shape and size. Regardless of your Special District’s purpose and mission, at some point  you will need additional funding. You will need to pay for rising maintenance and equipment costs, attract and retain qualified personnel, or issue bonds for capital projects. 

Since 2007, our team has managed voter opinion surveys for every kind of ballot measure imaginable, including the most complex ballot measure in the history of Colorado, Proposition HH

In addition, we have managed ballot measure survey projects measuring voter support and opposition for “de-Gallagher,” freezing property rates, expanding the allowed uses for a certain revenue stream, and Fire District consolidation plans. All of that is in addition to the typical sales or property tax ballot measure. 

However, many of our satisfied Special District clients did not realize our ballot measure surveys are a very effective communication tool.

The survey tells the Special District’s story about why additional revenue is needed and how it will be spent. Strong voter awareness and education is half the battle in achieving voter approval. Trust us, we have been doing ballot measure surveys for a long time.  

Example Fire District Survey Questionnaire
View and download our example Telluride Fire District Ballot Measure Survey.
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Example Fire District Survey Presentation
View and download our example resident survey presentation.
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