Over 6,200 cast ballots in early voting in Jonesboro sales tax election

Early voting underway for Jonesboro sales tax increase

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Early voting continued Monday with over 6,200 voters went to the polls to cast early ballots in the proposed sales tax election in Jonesboro.

Early voting began Tuesday, Sept. 3 for the proposed one-percent sales tax increase in Jonesboro.

As of Monday, 6,273 people cast ballots on the proposal.

Officials said last week 1,219 voters cast ballots Wednesday, Sept. 4 on the issue. As of Friday, Sept. 6, 4,861 voters have marked ballots.

Half of the tax would go toward public safety while the other half would go to quality of life projects, if the tax passes.

“I don’t know whether I’m Team Jonesboro or whether I’m not. I’ll just say that if they use it for what they say they’ll use it for, then it would be alright,” Glenda Neff said.

Jonesboro voters can vote early at the Craighead County Election Annex on Jefferson Street.

Election day is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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