Early voting on the “Jobs & Roads” tax in Searcy begins tomorrow at the county clerk’s office, 315 N. Spruce in Searcy.
Regular voting will be held next Tuesday, December 13th, at local precincts.
Now, I have often railed against online polls as scientifically inaccurate–except for when I like their outcome. An online poll hosted by our local news talk station shows the tax currently getting thrashed, with 70% against & only 30% saying they will vote for the tax.
I point this out because the radio station’s online poll correctly predicted the outcome of this past September’s tax election, and the percentages were fairly accurate as well.
It will be interesting to see if this poll will also serve as a barometer, particularly because the advocates of the tax have seen no organized opposition to their tax this time around.
I also know the proponents did a robo-poll two weeks ago. No word on the results, but there have been a large number of pro-tax signs popping up since. I suspect they are worried.
And, in case you are wondering, no, I have not received any answers from my questions to the mayor or Searcy chamber chairman about the possible use of taxpayer resources to promote this tax.