- In a narrow vote, voters in Jackson County approved a referendum on the ballot that will pave the way for a $20 million indoor pool recreation facility to be added to the Cullowhee Recreation Center.
Jackson County voters approved a 2 1/2 cent property tax increase to pay for the indoor pool project.
Jackson residents voted 10,473 to 9,897 to approve the referendum.
21,327 of Jackson County’s 29,595 registered voters cast their ballots in the general election, meaning just over 72 percent of voters headed to the polls.
While the rest of North Carolina is waiting to know which Presidential Candidate will take the state victory, Jackson County definitively voted in favor of President Donald Trump. With 11,263 votes to Joe Biden’s 9,522 votes, there was no question as to who the county supported.
In the Jackson County Board of Commissioner District 3 race, Republican Tom Stribling defeated Democrat Susan Bogardus by nearly 10 percent of the votes. Stribling received 11,236 votes compared to Bogardus’ 9,416. There was also 62 write-in votes.
The Jackson County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat is too close to call, with results likely not coming until after all mail-in ballots have been received, they had to be postmarked by Election Day, and a canvass of votes completed. Democrat Mark Jones is currently in the lead by a slim margin of nine votes compared to Mark Letson. Jones has 10,374 votes and Letson has 10,365 votes.
Republican candidates on the ballot for District Court Judge, NC State Senate, and NC House of Representatives, US House of Representatives, and US Senate, all received the majority of votes in Jackson County as well as for their respective seats.
*Editor’s Note: This is part of our ongoing Election 2020 result series covering everything from winners of races to the role and functions of the Electoral College.