The single issue on the November Ballot was a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question. This question, if approved, would establish an additional 1/8 cent sales tax to the current 1/4 cent sales tax. In all, this 3/8 cent sales tax would fully fund the Enhanced 911 center.

The single issue on the November Ballot was a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question. This question, if approved, would establish an additional 1/8 cent sales tax to the current 1/4 cent sales tax. In all, this 3/8 cent sales tax would fully fund the Enhanced 911 center.
Polls around Boonville had a lower turnout than usual elections, but without any other ballot issues the turnout kept steady at five to six percent.
According to some election judges, there were lines at times, but overall, individuals trickled in to say whether they support a higher sales tax or not.
Cooper County Clerk Darryl Kempf was happy about those who decided to get out and vote.
The issue stemmed from the fact of making the E-911 self-funded. This proposition was placed on the ballot after the Cooper County Commission sought to make a change on the current runnings of E-911 after it split it from EMA (Emergency Management Agency).
There are 10,761 active registered voters in Cooper County. With a six percent turnout,  that would translate to  646 people who voted.
Election results can be found on the Boonville Daily News Facebook page or online at boonvilledailynews.com. Results will also be included in the Friday paper.