Published: May 26, 2010 10:58 AM EDT
Updated: May 26, 2010 7:49 AM EDT

Fort Myers Shores, Fla.-There will not be a tax hike in Fort Myers Shores.

The measure to increase a fee to help balance the fire district's budget failed.

Only about 300 people voted in the election.

That's just six percent of the five-thousand eligible voters.

The fire department spent 20-thousand-dollars on Monday's election.

The chief says they gave it their best shot but unfortunately aren't able to advertise like candidates.