Unofficial tally shows Brown County healthcare sales tax failing by 35 votes, but it’s not over

The final outcome of the Brown County Healthcare Sales Tax special election will not be known until votes are canvassed on Tuesday, May 28.

Unofficial results from Tuesday — including election day voting and advance ballots from all 18 precincts — show the issue being defeated by a small, 35-vote margin. The final unofficial tally was 1,116 votes against, and 1,081 votes in favor. Voter turnout was recorded as 37.4 percent.

However, the question isn’t settled until the Brown County Commission meets to canvass the election, and at that time there will be 51 provisional ballots to be considered. Provisional ballots are used to record a vote when there are questions of the voter’s eligibility.

Official election results will be printed in The Sabetha Herald’s May 29 issue.

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Amber Deters is Co-Editor of The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2005. She specializes in school board, election and legislative reporting, as well as photography and page and advertising design. Amber is a 2005 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in journalism and mass communications, print journalism sequence. She lives in Sabetha with her husband and three children.


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