Support grows for local school levies in updated vote count

Posted 2/11/21

New ballots counted in this week’s Special Election on the Chimacum School District’s Proposition 1 measure were showing stronger support for the levy to pay for school programs, …

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Support grows for local school levies in updated vote count

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New ballots counted in this week’s Special Election on the Chimacum School District’s Proposition 1 measure were showing stronger support for the levy to pay for school programs, operations and maintenance.

Support for Chimacum’s Prop. 1 stood at 67.17 percent in favor (32.83 percent against) in Wednesday’s update vote tally.

That’s an increase in support from the vote count on Election Night, which had 66.09 percent in favor.

Jefferson County elections officials said 5,032 ballots have been counted for Prop. 1. The vote count in Wednesday’s update was 3,380 in favor, and 1,652 opposed.

The vote tally for the education programs and operations for the Queets-Clearwater School District’s Prop. 1 was also cruising to approval.

The updated tally — with 24 ballots counted — had a “yes” vote of 66.67 percent, and “no” vote of 33.33 percent.

The Quillayute Valley School District’s program and operations levy was passing handily; 57.25 percent in favor, 42.75 opposed, in the combined vote count in Jefferson and Clallam counties.

A total of 1,186 ballots have been counted.

Forty of those ballots were in JeffCo, where the measure had 75 percent support.

In Clallam, the Quillayute Valley measure had 56.63 percent in favor, and 43.37 percent opposed.

The program and operations levy on Tuesday’s ballot for Sequim schools was passing in the most recent vote update late Wednesday.

The “yes” vote was 56.64 percent; the “no” vote was 43.36 percent.

A total of 13,433 ballots have been counted through Feb. 11 for Sequim’s Prop. 1.

Clallam voters were strongly in favor of the measure, while Jefferson voters were giving the proposal a slim margin of majority support.

In Clallam, Prop. 1 had a 56.72 percent “yes” vote (43.28 percent against).

In Jefferson, the measure had 50.56 percent in support, and 49.44 percent opposed.

The Sequim School District’s Prop. 2, the capital levy to raise property taxes for improvements to school facilities, was passing in the updated vote tally Wednesday afternoon.

The combined vote for Jefferson and Clallam voters was 58.39 percent in favor, and 41.61 percent opposed.

The ballot count in the updated tally was 7,868 votes in favor, and 5,606 opposed.

A total of 13,474 ballots have been counted through Feb. 10.

In Jefferson County, 180 ballots for Prop. 2 were counted, and JeffCo voters were rejecting the measure with 52.78 percent opposed, and 47.22 percent in favor.

Clallam voters were overwhelming supporting the school improvement levy; 58.55 percent in favor, and 41.45 percent opposed.

In Jefferson County, elections officials reported 5,283 ballots have been counted since Tuesday.

A total of 11,212 voters were eligible to vote in this year’s February Special Election.

Turnout was pegged at 47.12 percent Wednesday.

The next ballot count is planned for Friday, Feb. 19.

The election is expected to be certified as official on that day.

 

 

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