Politics Blog

Breaking Down the Referendum Vote

The numbers are in, and it looks like the soon-to-be-law, one-percent local option sales tax won in every precinct last Tuesday.

The results, http://www.jacksonms.gov/DocumentCenter/View/877">which you can view here, show that the vote received the highest support in north Jackson, but enjoyed widespread support throughout the city's seven wards.

The four wards with the highest turnout went overwhelmingly for the measure. To wit:

  • Ward 35, which votes at Spann Elementary School in Ward 1, voted 475-34 in favor of the tax.
  • Ward 45, which votes at St. Philips Episcopal Church in Ward 1, voted 463-48 in favor of the tax.
  • Ward 46, which votes at Christ United Methodist Church in Ward 1, voted 689-90 in favor of the tax.
  • Ward 83, which votes at New Hope Baptist Church in Ward 2, voted 648-38 in favor of the tax.


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