EUREKA — Woodford County voters approved two tax questions Tuesday that will help local schools and put water in a public pool.
Turnout was 32 percent in Woodford County, which has 25,772 registered voters. Some 8,278 people cast primary ballots Tuesday.
Voters approved a countywide referendum to implement a school facilities tax by a vote of 4,523 to 3,389. Voters in 2013 had defeated the same question.
Voters within the Roanoke Park District also approved a question that will provide money to fill the park pool with water. That question won by a vote of 257 to 148.
The school facilities tax will add a 1 percent sales tax on goods sold in Woodford County. Excluded from the sales tax will be vehicles, farm equipment and parts, boats and RVs, unprepared food, drugs and services. The Regional Office of Education will distribute the money to school districts based on their enrollments.
Forty-nine counties in Illinois have approved the tax.
The Roanoke park question requested the right to levy a property tax of 12 cents for every $100 of equalized assessed valuation. The cost for most property owners should be less than $15 a year.