There wasn’t very many Jackson Parish voters who turned out to cast their ballots on Saturday, but the ones that did overwhelmingly agreed to keep funding for the Health Unit and Jackson Parish School District #1 at status quo for the next ten years. With an official turnout of only 1,135 or 11.7% of voters in the parish, each of the two propositions passed by similar margins of 62-38% and 63-37%.
With 31 of the 31 precincts reporting, Proposition One, which called for a 0.82 mill continuation for the Jackson Parish Health Unit passed by a vote of 705 – 430. Proposition Two which called for an 8.42 mill continuation for Consolidated School District #1 was approved by a 709 – 423 count. Each will now be in place for the next ten years.
The final tabulation was consistent with early voting results which showed 67% for and 33% against the two propositions.
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