DAKOTA CITY, Nebraska (KTIV) – Election officials in Dakota County, Nebraska, today counted 51 provisional ballots from Tuesday’s elections.
The election results are now certified.
The Dakota County clerk says none of the outcomes changed in any county races, but there were a few races that were looked at closely.
At question were whether the provisional ballots would change the results of elections to determine seats on the South Sioux City city council, Dakota County commission, and that half-percent sales tax increase.
Today, a canvas went through those provisional ballots, and decided which of those votes counted, and which of those did not.
Clerk Joan Spencer says of the 57 provisional ballots 51 actually counted toward Tuesday’s election results.
“Provisional voters are voters who have moved or been challenged and we are allowed a day between the election day and today to verify that their votes count,” says Dakota County Clerk Joan Spencer.
A majority of voters in Dakota City, and Hubbard, supported a half-percent sales tax increase at the ballot box on Tuesday.
So starting, this spring, the sales tax in Dakota City, and Hubbard, will increase from seven-percent to seven-point-five percent.
But, the tax will not apply to medicine, gas, some ag supplies, and motor vehicles.
Voters in South Sioux City, Nebraska rejected the tax increase.