Here are the results of ballot questions in East Central Illinois in the March 2012 primary. We'll update as totals become available:
While a few precincts have not been counted, Urbana and Champaign voters approved a measure allowing the cities to negotiate electric rates.
Voters reject tax rate increases in Somer Township.
Three districts approved tax increases to pay for Champaign fire protection.
A tax increase in the Blue Ridge school district passed by 17 votes out of more than 1,600 cast.
And a tax increase for Hindsboro ambulance service passed.
Somer Township Champaign County Increase the limiting rate? Yes46No *139Increase the limiting rate for the Somer Township Road District? Yes58No *130 Rolling Acres Fire Protecton District Increase the limiting rate for fire service from city of Champaign? Yes *170No26 Cherry Hills Fire Protection District Increase the limiting rate for fire service from city of Champaign? Yes *126No11 Lincolnshire Fire Protection District Increase the limiting rate? Yes *178No27 City of Urbana Establish a municipal electric aggregation program? (21/23 precincts) Yes *
City of Champaign Establish a municipal electric aggregation program? (35/41 precincts) Yes *
Blue Ridge School District Dewitt, Piatt and McLean Issue $6.5 million in school construction bonds? Yes *855No838 Hindsboro Community Fire Protection District Douglas County Special property tax for ambulance service? Yes *125No33
* = apparent winner