More votes come in, but levies still failing

  • Thursday, August 3, 2017 3:10pm
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North Whidbey Park and Recreation District’s levy was still failing by roughly 220 votes Thursday.

Counts Thursday afternoon show about 6,600 of the nearly 23,000 registered voters in the district had cast ballots.

The parks levy was failing with 48.34 percent in favor and 51.66 percent against the renewel levy.

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue’s levy lid lift was also failing. About 4,200 voters cast ballots with 61.24 percent of them rejecting the proposed levy lid lift.

North Whidbey Fire received less than 3,000 votes for its board commission, Position 1 race. As of Thursday, T.J. Lamont had received 1,093 votes, Gerald D. Smith had 773 votes, Larry Wall had 586 and Bruce Carman had 487.

Voter turnout for the primary election was 31.51 percent. The Island County Elections Office didn’t have an estimate on ballots left to count and the final ballot county and election certification will be Tuesday, Aug. 15.

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