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Clay County voters say “no” to new courthouse and jail in Vermillion

Voting hand with ballot and wooden box

Voters in Clay County soundly defeated a $41 million bond issue that would have funded a new courthouse, jail and law enforcement center.

The bond was defeated Tuesday by a vote of 1544 to 766.

Turnout was just under twenty nine percent.

The current courthouse in Vermillion was built in 1912 and the law enforcement center was added in 1989.

 

June 9, 2021