Capital Facilities Tax Passes Muster With Voters, But Voter Turnout Was Low

The results are still unofficial until the election is canvassed later this week, but voters decided to keep the one-cent Capital Facilities Tax in yesterday’s election. The vote was nearly 2-to-1 in favor of the measure. There were just over 3,500 total votes cast.

There are over 15,000 registered voters in Sheridan County and the voter turnout was a very low 23%; in fact, certain precincts had less than 15% show up at the polls.

Due to the nature of this year’s election and the ballots used, all 3,500 votes were counted by hand last evening at the Sheridan County Courthouse.

Now that voters have approved the renewal, consumers will not notice any change whatsoever in the sales tax rates, but revenues will continue to flow to the County once the old Capital Facilities Tax total is reached next month.

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on occasion

Yes on the ocassion those in government get it right I will indeed make a positive comment.


hey gollum do you ever have anything positive to say?


dont get it

I don't get hot the public constantly complains about higher property taxes, then votes to pay an extra one percent sales tax. Are we crazy or stupid? I think my next couple of major purchases will be in Billings.

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