Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey and Auditor Mark Giesige discuss election returns at the courthouse Tuesday night. County voters approved a 0.5 percent sales tax to build a new jail by a slim margin. About 43 percent of the county's 26,000 registered voters - 11,148 - turned out for Tuesday's election.
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. [More