LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Voter in Pine Bluff and Pulaski County went to the polls Tuesday night to vote in two separate special elections.
While the final results have yet to come in Pine Bluff, early voting numbers indicated that voters in the town were in favor of a five-eighth cent tax increase. Early voting numbers showed that 1,635 people voted for the increase while 571 voted against the measure.
Around 10:30 p.m. the Pine Bluff Commercial reported that voters approved the tax increase with 3,831 votes for the measure. Only 1,708 voted against the tax increase.
The tax increase would be temporary for the city, but the Go Forward Pine Bluff group has said the city will use the money to try to clean up downtown, bring in new businesses, and improve the quality of life for those living in Pine Bluff.
And over in Pulaski County, 66 percent of voters were in favor of a millage extension for the Pulaski County Special School District. In total, less than 4,000 people voted in the special election, which means roughly only 5 percent of those registered to vote went to the polls.
The school district asked voters to extend its current millage for another 13 years, meaning taxes will stay the same in the area. The district said they intend to put the money towards a new Sylvan Hills High School complex.