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Election Update - Thursday 4:54 p.m. | South Kitsap school bond measure apparently fails
Kitsap County Elections has tabulated 18,439 ballots as of 4:54 p.m. Thursday. The South Kitsap School District's $129.99 million bond measure failed to reach the supermajority 60 percent mark. Yes votes totaled 11,049, or 59.92 percent.
No votes totaled 7,390, or 40.08 percent of the vote.
The Elections Division is expected to certify results at 12 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19. It's unclear if a scattering of votes remain to be counted.
The school district’s board of directors has stated that if the bond doesn’t receive voter approval this election, it would bring up the measure again until it is passed.
The mail-in ballots recorded after Feb. 9 increasingly tilted toward reaching the 60-percent margin. But the number of remaining votes appeared to be shy of the district’s hoped-for result.
The first round of unofficial results was released Feb. 9.
Initial results showed 59.3 percent of voters approved the bond measure, with 40.7 percent rejecting it.
Regardless of the outcome, Superintendent Michelle Reid said she was appreciative of the work done by volunteers.
“We are so grateful for the community support,” Reid said.
“I want to thank our bond support team. Many community members put in work on this bond election,” she said.
UDATE: 4:54 p.m. 2-18-2016:
|South Kitsap School District No. 402 Bond|
|Completed Precincts: 61 of 61|