Voters OK fundsPublished 8:40pm Tuesday, September 18, 2012
With a light voter turnout expected across the state, a referendum was passed Tuesday that will allow state officials to borrow from a trust fund to help meet budgetary needs in Alabama.
Early Tuesday evening, results from across Escambia County reflected a trend expected across the the state.
By a margin of nearly four to one, Escambia County said “yes” to the amendment.
With more than half of the precincts reporting, nearly 80 percent of voters voted “yes,” while only 20 percent voted “no.”
Probate Judge Emilie Mims estimated 25 percent of registered voters in the county showed up at the polls Tuesday.
“I think you’ll see that trend continue as the votes are county,” Mims said Tuesday night.
Although statewide results were not available as of press time, political forecasters predicted the referendum would pass across the state.