Elections update: School bond trailing by just 65 votes

The Bainbridge Island School District’s capital facilities bond was 65 votes shy of passing, according to the Kitsap County Auditor’s elections update today.

Approval of the $42 million bond edged up slightly to 59.73 percent of the vote, auditor elections officials reported today at 4 p.m. The measure needs 60 percent to pass.

Military and overseas ballots continue to trickle in. The auditor’s elections office received and counted 29 overseas ballots today, and a few more are expected in the coming days.

Elections officials said 77 Bainbridge ballots are undergoing review before they’re counted. Most have signature discrepancies.

Elections supervisor Dolores Gilmore doubted the few remaining votes will turn the election.

“It’s hard to tell when there’s just a handful,” she said. “It would have to be a lot (of ‘yes’ votes). I don’t know if there’s enough left.”

The auditor’s office will release its next elections update on Friday.

At last count, the island’s change-of-government measure was holding on to a decisive win with 69.7 percent of the vote.

2 thoughts on “Elections update: School bond trailing by just 65 votes

  1. While I realise the final count isn’t in yet, with so few votes between yea and nay, I smell a recount.

  2. PICK AN EXCUSE WHY HE WON”T TAKE DOWN HIS SIGNS~~~…loves the new ‘font’…has ‘sign tourettes’…waiting for someone to steal them …uses them to find his way home…broke his ankle dancing a jig…won’t have anywhere to put bravo stickers…has moved to North Korea/Cuba…busy in the peanut gallery…can’t believe the election is over…etc.etc.etc…

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