Edina, MO - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - Representatives of the Knox County Health Department are breathing a sigh of relief following the 2019 Municipal Election.
Knox County voters overwhelmingly approved a tax levy increase, which will allow the health department to continue operations and programs already in place. According to the KCHD Administrator Lori Moots-Clair, the department has not seen a tax levy increase for 44 years.
Countywide, voters sent a strong message of support for the health department casting 780 total votes with 663 of those being "YES" votes to 117 "NO" votes with a margin of 85 percent "YES" to 15 percent "NO".
The KCHD tax levy will increase from 10 cents to 25 cents per $100 assessed valuation.
Voters in Edina approved a sales tax increase in the amount of one half of one percent for transportation to include things like street repair with a total of 199 "YES" votes to 66 "NO" votes, which is a margin of 75 percent voting "YES" to 25 percent voting "NO".
A total of 782 ballots were cast countywide out of 2,550 registered voters, which is a turnout of 30.71 percent, according to information provided by the Knox County Clerk's Office.
Complete results for the city and township elections are linked below.
Scroll down further to watch a recording of the live stream from the Knox County Courthouse as most of the election results were released on Election Night, which includes an impromptu talk with KCHS Administrator Lori Moots-Clair.
Knox County ALL PRECINCTS: UNOFFICIAL_ALL_4-2-19Election_Summary
KNOX CITY: KNOXCITY_UNOFFICIAL_4-2-19Election_Summary
NEWARK: NEWARK RESULTS Scan Apr 2, 2019