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2016 Firestone Election Results
Official Voter Turnout
Total registered voters: 8,617
Total voter turnout for Ballot Issue 2E: 6,394
Yes: 2,971, 46.47 percent
No: 3,423, 53.53 percent

2016 Final Election Results

Overview of the Ballot

At the Aug. 31, 2016 meeting, the Firestone Board of Trustees approved Ordinance 893 to place a ballot measure on the Nov. 8 coordinated election ballot for consideration by Firestone voters. The ballot included one question.

Ballot Question 2E
A proposed 0.85 percent sales and use tax increase for the construction, operation and maintenance of a new Firestone public safety facility for the Firestone Police Department. 2E Ballot Language

Ballot Question Overview
  • Issue 2E requested a 0.85 percent sales and use tax increase for the construction, operation and maintenance of a new Firestone public safety facility and the provision of public safety services. The current Firestone sales tax rate is 3.0 percent.
  • 2E restricted 0.6 percent of the total 0.85 percent sales tax to a maximum term of 20 years, or until the building was paid. After that maximum 20 year term, the 0.6 percent portion of the sales tax would no longer be applied. 
  • 2E authorized the Town to collect in perpetuity 0.25 percent of the total sales tax for operation and maintenance of the public safety facility.
  • Debt authorization for borrowing of a maximum principal amount of $10,500,000 for construction and capital improvement costs.
  • Frequently Asked Questions on the Public Safety Facility Ballot Issue
  • Planning for a New Public Safety Facility