A proposal for a six-year extension of the  one-cent Drew County sales tax, primarily for county roads, failed Tuesday by a slim margin in a one-issue special election.

The complete, unofficial results:
For 173
Against 187

Voters considered extending for six years a one-cent sales tax for county roads and county general operations. Seventy-five percent of the tax was earmarked for the construction, reconstruction, restoration, improvement, and repair of county roads. Twenty-five percent of the tax was used for general operations of the county.