Voters across the country are facing the biggest off-year Election Day slate of bond proposals on record, with a total of 281 issues worth $8.15 billion set to appear on state and local governments' ballots Nov. 5.

This year's Election Day total dollar value is the fifth-largest in the post-World War II period, exceeded only by 1988 ($15.09 billion), 1990 (12.33 billion), 1986 ($9.07 billion), and 1986 ($8.77 billion), all of which were enlivened by presendentail or congressional elections.

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