AUBURN, AL (WSFA)- The referendum to increase property taxes in the City of Auburn in an effort to fund a new high school has failed to reach enough 'Yes' votes to pass.
Following a lopsided return from Ward 1 indicating just 34 percent of voters were behind the measure, Auburn City Schools Superintendent Dr. Karen DeLano indicated she was not confident that the measure would pass. The 'Yes' vote did not reach a majority in any of the city's 8 wards but came closest in a statistical 50/50 tie in Wards 5 and 6.
The results are unofficial and have yet to be certified.
There were a total of 282 absentee ballots filed with the majority voting for the measure.
Tuesday's measure failed 46 percent to 54 percent.
RESULTS FROM EACH WARD