Professional, High-Quality Public Opinion Surveys for Special District Organizations
Our Surveys Help Your Special District Make Better Decisions and Truly Understand the Communities You Serve
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 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.
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.