Fifty-six percent of Tazewell County voters voted against a one percent school facility tax increase on Tuesday.
John Ackerman had certified the question for the April 2 ballot back in November. The question read:
“Shall a retailers’ occupation tax and a service occupation tax (commonly referred to as a “sales tax”) be imposed in the County of Tazewell, Illinois, at a rate of 1% to be used exclusively for school facility purposes?”
The one percent would not have applied to any titled purchases, groceries, farm equipment or medications. It was also voted against in the November election.
Just over 7,100 voted for the sales tax, while more than 9,100 voted against it.