UPDATE: Haysville voters approve sales tax question

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Sedgwick County, Kan. -- Voters went to the polls Tuesday in Sedgwick County for various elections.

Haysville voters approved a 1% sales tax increase. The taxes generated will pay for improvements to roads and parks, as well as other facilities in the city.

There was a small turnout for the election. Of the 5,783 eligible voters in Haysville, just 553 turned out to vote. The measure passed 51% to 48% with 284 voting yes and 267 voting no.

In Colwich, voters elected Terrence Spexarth as mayor with 56%.

In Garden Plain, Joe Fisher won a seat on the city council with 31% of the vote.

In Great Bend, voters overwhelmingly approved a 0.5% "retailers' sales tax." It passed 944 to 151, for 86% support.

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