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Election Leaves Benton County Ambulance Service In Doubt

Posted: December 22, 2013 at 5 a.m.

The future of rural ambulance service in Benton County hinges on a Feb. 4 vote, but some city and county officials are preparing for the worst-case scenario.

At A Glance

Ambulance Vote

Benton County’s rural residents will be able to vote Feb. 11 on a $85 ambulance service fee. There are 19,827 registered voters, both active and inactive, in the area covered by a emergency medical services district, according to the County Clerk’s Office. Residents who aren’t registered voters have until Jan. 13 to register. Early voting will begin Feb. 4 during normal business hours at all three County Clerk’s offices.

Source: Staff Report

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