Unofficial results: El Dorado County voters say ‘yes’ to cannabis questions, ‘no’ to TOT increase

With turnout over 50 percent, El Dorado County voters have given a strong endorsement to legalized cannabis while slamming the door on a proposed tax increase on hotel stays, according to unofficial election results.

Voters overwhelmingly voted “yes” on each of the five cannabis-related questions in the county (Measures N, P, Q, R and S). Each of those questions received at least 59 percent “yes” votes — an noteworthy gap in an election year with no shortage of tight races.

The vote on Measure J was not as lopsided but still decisive. The measure would increase the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) — a tourist occupancy tax on hotel, motel and vacation home rental stays of less than 30 days — from 10 to 12 percent.

According to the unofficial results, 33,696 (55.79 percent) voted against the measure while 26,704 (44.21 percent) voted in favor of the measure.

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