Prattville area residents narrowly voted down a local constitutional amendment Tuesday that would have increased their property taxes by 15 mills to boost funding for schools in the most-populated area of Autauga County.

An unofficial vote tally by WSFA Tuesday night had "no" votes exceeding those in favor of the tax increase by a margin of 5,559 to 5,492.

The proposal was on the ballot for the Central and Daniel Pratt school zones in and around Prattville.

Taxpayers within the proposed special school tax district in and around Prattville would've paid annually an extra 15 mills, or $150 per $100,000 in assessed property, on their property taxes if the local constitutional amendment passed.

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