ESD2 voters say ‘yes’ to sales tax measure

Despite some last-minute confusion about where votes would be cast, Emergency Services District 2 (ESD2) voters headed to the polls on Saturday to decide on a proposed sales and use tax to assist with equipment and facilities funding.

The proposal was for a sales and use tax of 0.25 percent (one-quarter percent) within the ESD2 territory.

The measure was approved, according to unofficial election results posted Saturday evening, with 72.84 percent of voters saying ‘yes’ and 27.16 percent voting against it. A total of 81 ballots were cast between early voting and election-day voting, which took place at the Cass County Voting Building on Rush Street in Linden.

It was unclear to some voters in the run-up to the election whether they would be voting at polling places within the far-reaching ESD2 territory, or in Linden -- a situation ESD2 personnel scrambled to clear up in the week before election day through local media and their own Facebook page.


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