The Ennis resort tax failed to pass as voters defeated the measure by a landslide vote of 300 to 75.
This is the second time Ennis voters defeated efforts to implement a resort tax in Ennis, the first time coming in the late 1990s.
There was a 62 percent voter turnout in the election, said Peggy Kaatz Stemler, Madison County Clerk and Recorder. The results were unofficial as of Tuesday night.
“I’m glad it went to a ballot. Now we know and the voters got to speak,” said Ennis Mayor John Clark. “Our job was just to get it to the ballot and let the public vote. As long as I’m mayor it won’t come up again unless the public initiates it or we’re given a petition with 51 percent of the voters signing it.”
The tax would have been a 3 percent tax on luxuries sold within the town limits. It would have been in effect from July 1 to Sept. 30 each year.