PASCO, Wash. - The proposed $46.8 million bond for the Pasco School District could be decided now.
After Wednesday's count it is passing with 61.72% of the votes. Election workers counted more than 9,000 ballots in the initial tally Tuesday night and that left the bond failing, just short of its 60% approval mark.
Workers processed and counted more than 2,000 more ballots Wednesday which pushed it over the edge.
"Ballots will trail in. Any of them that have up to yesterday's postmark by 8 o'clock, those will continue to come in. The bulk of them will be in this run right here. Because this is so close and there's so much community interest, we'd like to get the vast majority of the ballots tabulated," said Franklin County Auditor Matt Beaton.
Beaton said the turnout was fairly good for a special election with close to 44% percent of voters in the Pasco School District turning out.
PASCO, Wash. -- Franklin County election workers have finished tallying votes for the day and the Pasco School District Bond is now passing with 61.72% of the votes.
There are around 125 exceptions left to be counted right now but that doesn't appear to be enough to change the outcome.
The local school bonds need a supermajority of 60% in order to pass.
Results will not be certified until February 26th.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:40 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:40:56 GMT
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