It would've provided additional revenue to area school districts.
The countywide referendum asked for a penny per dollar and if approved, the estimated $500,000 generated would've been divided among all school districts in the county for upgrades.
The tax would've been on purchases at stores and restaurants, groceries were excluded.
WMBD 31's numbers show 51 percent of people (2,916) voted not to pass the new tax.
Numbers show 49 percent (2,790) of voters checked "yes" at the polls on Tuesday.