Voters in Burleigh approve to help pay for a joint jail.
The results are mostly in this Primary Election Tuesday.
Burleigh county voters say yes to helping fund a joint jail.
More than nine thousand ballots are cast in Burleigh County.
With 35 of 36 precincts reporting...
The majority votes yes to help build a new joint jail.
Residents of both Burleigh and Morton counties had the opportunity to vote 'yes' or 'no' to a temporary half-cent sales tax that would go toward funding a 70 million dollar joint detention center.
say the new center will reduce overcrowding and increase safety for jail staff.
Opponents say a sales tax makes for an expensive project.
"We talked to groups of two and three up to hundreds and I think that was part of the whole drive of it too was people heard the message that we are in dire need of a detention facility," says Burleigh County Sheriff Pat Heinert.
Burleigh County Sheriff Pat Heinert said if it passed sales tax collections could begin as early as October 1st.
He said a recent projection shows the sales tax collection lasting for about 8 to 9 years.