Effingham County voters turned out in force for a mid-term election and also backed the renewal of the two special purpose local option sales tax measures on Tuesday’s ballot.
Turnout from the county’s 28,326 registered voters was at 45.7 percent, with 12,943 ballots being cast.
Voters backed renewal of the E-SPLOST for the Effingham County School System by a margin of 58.2 percent to 41.8 percent. Proceeds from the one-cent tax are expected to go toward improvements at all of the system’s schools, paying off the remainder of Marlow Elementary School financing, new buses, textbooks, technology upgrades and two potential new schools.
For the complete story and a look at the county, state and district totals for the races, see Friday's edition of the Effingham Herald.