Homer residents headed to polls Tuesday in a special election to decide whether the city should build a new $7.5 million police station. Just over 600 voters cast their ballots at the polls throughout the day. Including absentee ballots, voter turnout was at about 16 percent.
Roughly 64 percent of ballots cast on Tuesday, 386 votes, were cast in favor of raising the city’s sale tax .35 percent to pay for $5 million of the project. Just over a third, 218 votes, opposed raising the sales tax to pay for a new station.