Mercer County voters approved a 0.5 percent sales tax to build a new jail by a razor-thin margin - with enough votes still left to be counted that the issue is still statistically a tossup.
In unofficial vote totals, 5,426 voters favored the sales tax while 5,356 voted against it. Elections officials could not immediately say Tuesday evening if the 50.32 to 49.68 percent margin (70 votes) would trigger an automatic recount. [More]
A Mercer County couple is wondering how many other residents received the wrong election ballots on Tuesday, as their daughter voted on the Montezuma mayor and village council race even though she doesn't live in the village.