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12% turnout for Scott election; Five precincts had zero voters

Posted at 1:04 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 14:04:51-04

The one-cent sales tax that failed in Scott over the weekend was to fund city services. Two-thirds of the money would have gone to fire and police while the other third would have funded parks and recreation, economic development and infrastructure.

The proposal failed with a 55% against the tax and 45% for, 659 people cast their vote leaving a 12% turnout for this election.  Including no one voted in five precincts. These are unofficial numbers from the Secretary of State’s Office.

“I didn’t expect it to pass,” Scott Mayor Jan-Scott Richard told The Advocate. “We’re in an anti-tax climate, and you’ve got to let the people decide. They voiced their opinions, and we’re going to have to live within our means and work with what we have.”