Polls have closed in Jackson special election - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Jackson voters approve 1-cent sales tax increase

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson voters have approved a 1-cent sales tax increase to help pay for improvements to the city's infrastructure.

With 97% of the vote counted:

For: 14,388 (90%)

Against: 1,581 (10%)

Earlier this evening some precincts ran out of the paper the ballots being used in this election, but we're told that Spann Elementary got additional ballots at 6:10 and Casey Elementary at 6:25.

We also received reports that the precinct at Willie Morris Library ran out of ballots, but no word on when, or if they received more.

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