Des Moines voters are deciding on two separate issues Tuesday.
The first measure is whether or not to increase the current franchise fee for seven years.
It comes after a judge ruled the city charged an illegal tax by raising franchise fees on MidAmerican energy bills between 2005 and 2009.
The judge ordered the city to pay back $40 million. The city wants to raise that money by increasing future franchise fees.
Voters in Ward Four will also fill a vacancy on the city council.
The two candidates for the city council seat are Joe Gatto and Joe Henry.