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Special Election Results

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The biggest issue in Yakima for this special election is whether to amend the city charter and give the mayor more power and abandon the city manager form of government.

The voters have decided they don't want this change. The issue is failing with 52-percent voting no.

Election leaders did tell us they didn't get as many ballots today as expected.

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The East Valley School District is asking voters to pass a five-point-nine million dollar bond to replace Terrace Heights Elementary.

It looks like a new elementary school will be built.

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In Wapato ... School district leaders are asking voters to pass a 20-million dollar bond to build a new high school.

This is passing by a high percentage.

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The Selah School Districts wants to build a new Junior High School and make other improvements.

However right now ... This 39-point-nine-four-nine million dollar bond doesn't have the needed 60-percent super majority to pass.

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The only issue on the ballot in Benton County is a bond in Prosser where the school district is asking voters to pass a 41-point-three million dollar bond to build a new high school.

This is another issue that needs a 60-percent yes vote. This is not passing right now.

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To Walla Walla County where the Columbia School District is trying to replace an expiring maintenance and operations levy for one-point-nine-five million dollars each year from 2012 through 2015.

This is passing easily.

School levies only need 50-percent-plus one favorable vote to pass.

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The Columbia School District also has a four year replacement levy for technology improvements.

This is for 275-thousand dollars also from 2012 through 2015.

This is also passing.

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