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Georgetown Co. voters reject sales tax increase

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GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Voters in Georgetown County spoke up on Election Day, rejecting a ballot question that would increase their sales tax.

The proposed one percent sales tax increase would pay for improvement projects in Georgetown County, but the majority of voters in Georgetown County on Tuesday showed they were not willing to pay.

According to the Georgetown County Voter Registration Office, only 12,831 voters cast ballots in support of the sales tax referendum. That's 45.13% voting yes, and 54.54% voting no.

The sales tax could have paid for road work projects, parks and recreation and libraries.

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