Berryville sales tax renewed with smaller turnout
BERRYVILLE -- A half-cent city sales tax has been extended by voters in paltry turnout during a special election on Tuesday in Berryville.
Ninety-two residents of 2,062 eligible Berryville voters cast their ballots to decide whether to extend a special half-cent sales tax, or about 4.5 percent of eligible voters -- fewer than half the number that turned out for the city's 2011 special sales tax election.
Now that it has been approved by voters by 79 for and 13 against, the tax will be extended another two years.
In the 2011 special election, 203 votes were cast from the 1,809 registered voters, which equaled about 11.2 percent voter turnout.