Tuesday, Aug 21 2012 - The San Juan County Canvassing Board has certified the results of the August 7 primary. The final tally on the public safety sales tax was 3,064 (52.74%) votes in favor and 2,746 (47.26%) against. The affirmative vote will increase local sales tax to 8.1% on most items.
Motor vehicles are excluded from the public safety sales tax in addition to items which are exempt from all sales taxes, such as groceries and prescription medicines.
The effective date of the sales tax increase will be January 1, 2013.