White County signals support for Second Amendment, nixes sales tax increase
White County said "no" to one referendum and accepted another on Nov. 6.
The Public Safety Tax Referendum did not pass. The question was: "To pay for public safety purposes, shall White County be authorized to impose an increase on its share of local sales taxes by 0.5%?"
With 100 percent of the votes counted, 2,833 voted in favor and 2,980 opposed the referendum.
The Civil Right to Bear Arms Referendum did pass. The question was: “The People of White County, Illinois are OPPOSED to all attempts by the Illinois General Assembly, in violation of their Oath of Office, to infringe upon the Constitutional Right of the PEOPLE to Keep and Bear Arms.”
With 100 percent of the votes counted, 4,963 approved and 778 opposed the referendum.