Voters in Lincoln County rejected a proposed $6.68 million bond issue Tuesday that would have made improvements to the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Chandler.

Voters in Lincoln County rejected a proposed $6.68 million bond issue Tuesday that would have made improvements to the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Chandler.

Election results show 68.44 percent, or 1,121 voters, voted no on the measure. A total of 517 voted yes, or 31.56 percent.

The proposition involved construction for a multi-purpose Agricivic Center, with work to the the existing structure to enclose and extend it, along with updating of restrooms, lighting, air conditioning and heating and also adding a cafe. A 60 percent supermajority was required for passage, with voters overwhelming voting against the proposal.

Fairgrounds officials said the goal of the bond issue was to have fund to turn the fairgrounds area into a versatile multipurpose facility that can be used for many activities.

Paying for the bond would have required an increase to ad valorem taxes on properties in Lincoln County, with the average increase overall being 2.44 percent, although there were reported to be some variables based on school districts.

This bond issue came just a few weeks after Lincoln County voters overwhelming passed an extension of the county's one-cent sales tax for another five years.