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Voters say yes to LOSST renewal

Just 4 percent of registered voters turn out

Voters in Hamilton County voted Tuesday to renew the Local Option Sales and Service Tax, though just 422 voters turned out to cast ballots, according to unofficial results released by Kim Schaa, Hamilton County commissioner of elections.

That’s 4.12 percent of the 10,248 registered voters in the county. Four polling sites were set up around the county — in Webster City, Jewell, Blairsburg and Stanhope.

In the unincorporated areas of the county, 97 voters cast ballots, with 83 voting yes and 14 voting no.

The Blairsburg city measure received 17 votes, with 15 in favor and two casting dissenting votes.

Six Ellsworth voters turned out to cast ballots. Five voted in favor of renewing the LOSST measure while 1 voter cast a no ballot.

Jewell voters cast 50 votes in favor of the measure while two cast no ballots.

Thirteen voters from Kamrar cast ballots. Twelve said yes to the measure, while one voted against the LOSST renewal.

Randall saw five voters at the polls with 3 voting to continue the LOSST and 2 voting against the measure.

Stanhope had 10 voters cast ballots in favor of the LOSST measure with just 1 voting against.

Stratford voters had two measures on the ballot to consider. Thirty-four turned in ballots for the LOSST measure, with 28 casting affirmative votes and 6 voting against the measure.

Fifty-two Stratford voters cast ballots in the Stratford Community School District Public Measure which renewed the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy, with 48 voting in favor and 4 opposing the measure.

Fifteen voters cast ballots for the Williams’ LOSST measure. A total of 14 voted in favor with 1 casting a no ballot.

Webster City had 172 ballots cast in the special election, with 148 voting in favor of the measure and 24 voting against.

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