Sales Tax


Sales tax vote breakdown not released

A precinct breakdown of votes in Wilson County elections can normally be found among the pages of The Democrat in the days following an election, but that won’t be the case following Lebanon’s sales tax referendum. The proposed half-cent sales tax increase failed Tuesday by a 172-vote margin. The unofficial tally was 810 against and 638 for the special referendum with it the only issue on the ballot. On Wednesday, The Democrat requested the precinct breakdown of the vote, but Wilson County Administrator of Elections Phillip Warren denied that request.Read More