Special Election for Tourism Tax Ready for June 23rd Date

In less than two weeks, Jackson County will hold a special election to vote on whether or not to impose a 2 % tourism tax.
The tax would be paid by anyone staying in a Jackson County hotel. To make sure the election goes off without a hitch, the Jackson County Election Commission had to cram 5 to 6 months of preparation into 5 to 6 weeks.
For 11 years, Danny Glaskox has worked with the Jackson County Election Commission. With a special election on the proposed tax just two weeks away, he and his colleagues have been working extra hard.
Their hard work has paid off, Glaskox says the commission is on schedule and they should be ready for the June 23rd special election: “We had to drop everything we were working on for August and start on June. They put 5-6 months of work into 5 to 6 weeks, but our last statement to them was we’re going to make it work and we are.”
Barry Cumbest, Jackson County Board of Supervisors, said, “They’ve done an excellent job with it. We did put a rush on them, we jammed them and they had to step up and get things rolling and going, but they did. They’ve done an excellent job with it and we’re proud of the way they’ve handled it.”
Unfortunately, there is no rest for the weary, with preparations for the special election ending, Glaskox and his commission is now returning to preparations for the August primaries.
The Jackson County Board of Supervisors wants to make sure residents know this is not a tax they will pay, unless they stay in a hotel in Jackson County.

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