Voters in Saline County have twice turned away tax proposals for funding a new jail. County officials will try to win the public`s support once again this November. Although they set the date for the election, quorum court members have yet to decide specifics about the proposed sales tax increase. Voters rejected a temporary half-percent tax to fund a new jail in a May 2001, special election. A second initiative was defeated in the 2002 general election. Monroe, Saline and Yell counties are the only Arkansas counties without a county sales tax. In 2001, the Saline County Jail failed state standards because of overcrowding. The jail, built in 1983, was approved to hold 32 inmates but routinely houses 65 inmates and as many as 100 on weekends.