Voters in Mountain Home and Baxter County went to the polls in a special election today to decide the public safety measures. Here are the unofficial numbers from todays election.
Mountain Home voters 1167 in favor and 271 against levying a 3/8 percent sales and use tax that will benefit the city's fire and police departments.
Voters countywide voted 2846 in favor and 1232 against the one cent sales and use tax for eight months beginning March 1, 2018. Net proceeds from the tax will be used to expand the Baxter County Detention Center, as well as furnish and equip the new portion, and provide for the operation and maintenance of the jail.
Voters countywide voted 2723 in favor and 1318 against a one-quarter cent sales and use tax beginning November 1, 2018, following the expiration of the one cent sales and use tax. The one-quarter cent tax will be ongoing.
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