Voters in Indio have easily passed Measure E, meaning the City will continue to collect the 1 penny sales tax with no end date. The tax was approved by voters in 2016, and was supposed to stick around for 20 years.
City officials put Measure E on the ballot, looking to extend the tax in perpetuity.
Out of 43-thousand Indio residents who were eligible to vote, only 17% or 75-hundred voters bothered to vote, even though every voter received a vote-by-mail ballot.
Nearly 55-hundred people voted FOR Measure E, close to 21-hundred voted NO.
Of course, the Registrar of Voters office still has 9-thousand vote by mail ballots left to count, and another 100 provisional ballots. And, any ballot postmarked on or before November 2nd 2021, has 7 days to arrive at the Registrars Office, and it will be counted.
There is no way to even guess how many ballots are still in the mail, or how many uncounted ballots are from Indio.
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