In a very close vote a controversial public measure that would have increased the Des Moines metro sales tax by 17% was defeated at the polls according to unofficial results reported on the Polk County Auditor’s page.
Similar measures were also defeated in Alleman, Ankeny, unincorporated Polk County. Voting in Granger resulted in a tie, but a majority is required for passage. Therefore their measure was defeated
Carlisle, Elkhart, Runnells, and Mitchellville passed their sales tax increases.