BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - Baldwin County's school tax vote passed by a wide margin with nearly 63 percent of voters voting yes to extend the one cent sales tax for another five years.
School officials and the campaign behind Baldwin County Amendment 2 met in Daphne as results came in. As the numbers added up supporters celebrated as the Amendment garnered support at a rate of two to one in most precincts.
The tax, which was first passed in 2010 to make up for state funding shortfalls, raises $28 million a year for the school system. Superintendent Dr. Alan Lee said if the tax had failed it would have been disastrous.
With this yes vote the one cent sales tax will be extended through 2018. After that, voters can't extend it any further. That would take an act from state legislatures.
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