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ELECTION RESULTS: El Paso County 1A Safety Sales Tax extension approved

Posted at 11:05 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 12:24:15-05

EL PASO COUNTY – Voters in El Paso County have approved an extension of the 1A Public Safety Sales Tax until  2029. The 0.23% sales tax doesn’t expire until January of 2021, but the county commissioners board voted to put the renewal question on the ballot a few years early.

El Paso County 1A 

Yes 190,186 72%
No 75,883 26%


The ballot question specifies three areas of need for the Sheriff’s Office where the money is to be spent: law enforcement duties, the jail, and wildfire response.

Not included in the resolution or ballot language is a mention that some of the 1A money be directed to the District attorney’s office to prosecute the additional cases.

The 1A sales tax collected roughly $22 million in 2017.