A total of 5,294 voters cast ballots in the special option election – 2,665 for, 2,629 against.
Voter turnout ended up being 51 percent of 10,330 registered voters, less than Trigg County Clerk Wanda Thomas’ initial projection of 55 percent last Tuesday and updated prediction of 59 percent later in the week.
The vote couldn’t have been much closer. Of the 14 voting precincts in the county, seven voted “yes” and seven voted “no.” Absentee voters to mailed in their ballots voted against, while absentee voters at the courthouse voted in favor.
(For the full, updated story, check out the Wednesday, Sept. 30, edition of the Cadiz Record.)