A countywide one-half cent sales tax to fund renovations for the county jail and supplement law enforcement agencies was approved in the Tuesday election.

The measure passed with about 70 percent approval.

Voters in Washington approved the renewal of a one-half cent capital improvement sales tax for eight more years. 

The sales tax was renewed with 1,949 votes in favor, or 72.3 percent, and 746 votes against it, or 27.7 percent. 

In the Union R-XI School District, voters approved Prop Wildcats, a $27,750,000 no-tax increase bond issue.

Check the Weekend Missourian for more information on these measures and races countywide.