2 school bond measures failing in early vote counts
Results from votes cast during Tuesday's special election show majorities voted in favor of bond measures for the Snoqualmie Valley and Tahoma School Districts, but both propositions lacked the necessary 60 percent of the vote for approval.
Seattle Times staff reporter
Preliminary results from Tuesday's special election show majorities backing bond measures for the Snoqualmie Valley and Tahoma School Districts, but neither was garnering the 60 percent of the vote necessary for approval.
It was the second time ballots were cast in the $56.2 million Snoqualmie Valley bond measure to replace a middle school and make facilities upgrades. Tuesday night, it was falling short with 55.7 percent of the votes counted. In February, the same measure nearly passed, with 59.989 percent of the vote. The proposition inched even closer to approval, but still failed, when a March recount showed 59.997 percent of voters supported it.
Fifty-one percent of the ballots counted in the Tahoma measure favored the proposed $125 million in bonds to construct a new elementary school and expand the junior-high and high schools, according to results posted Tuesday night on the King County Elections website seati.ms/hrbxxE. Results will be posted on the website at 4:30 p.m. each weekday through May 10. Final results will be posted at midnight May 11.
King County Elections has processed all ballots received by Tuesday, said spokeswoman Katie Streit. Ballots postmarked by Tuesday and received by the election's certification date, May 11, will still need to be counted, she said.
Voters contacted by King County Elections about their signatures should respond by May 10 to have their vote counted, Streit said.
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