The MMH sales tax election was originally scheduled for May 2, 2020 but because of COVID-19, it has be rescheduled for July.

According to NewsWest 9, the vote will be for a 0.25% increase in sales tax in Midland County which will replace a federal funding loss expected from Medicaid cuts coming this fall.

The funding losses would be about $35 million per year by 2024, but if the sales tax increase is passed that would make up $28 million which would be a majority of the loss expected in federal funding.

The new date for the special election is set for July 14, 2020 with early voting taking  place between July 6-10.