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Sixth penny tax passes in all but one precinct

By Jim O’Reilly

The vote in Tuesday’s special election is now official. Carbon County Clerk Gwynn Bartlett reported that after canvassing the 1,637 ballots cast, the final tally remains unchanged.

With all 18 precincts counted, the one-penny specific purpose tax passed with 1,236 votes for and 398 against it. Voter turnout was 29 percent.

The precinct-by–precinct count shows that the measure failed only in the rural community of Leo, where one vote was cast for the measure and two against it. In Muddy Gap, the two votes there cancelled each other out, one for and one against the optional tax.

The measure passed everywhere else, garnering the widest margin of votes in Medicine Bow, with 89 percent of voters in favor. Clerk Bartlett said the tax should begin being collected on October First.

Click here to view the official results on the county’s website

 

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Mayor Steve Nicholson and councilwoman Linda Smith look on as several members of the Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County explain how the nonprofit organization has impacted their lives. Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

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Photo credit: Bigfoot 99.

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