Election results update — school levies passing, Klahanie annexation undecided, plastic bag ban remaining

February 13, 2014

By Staff

NEW — 5:25 p.m. Feb. 13, 2014

Preliminary numbers for Issaquah ballot issues, including the Klahanie-area annexation vote, have been updated for Feb. 13.

At the end of the third day of vote counting, 1,471, or 49.51 percent, of the residents in the Klahanie area voted in favor of the annexation and to take on the encumbered debt of Issaquah, while 1,500, or 50.49 percent, voted against it.

The measure needs 60 percent to pass.

So far, 3,522, or 47.7 percent, of Issaquah’s voters approve repealing the city’s plastic bag ban, while 3,861, 52.3 percent, want to keep it. The measure needs a simple majority to pass.

Results are still in favor of approving the Issaquah School District’s three levies. Renewing the maintenance and operations levy has 69.23 percent (14,909 votes) in favor and 30.77 percent (6,625 votes) opposed. The technology and critical repairs levy has 70.25 percent (14,810 votes) in favor and 29.75 percent (6,272 votes) opposed. The school bus levy has 70.1 percent (14,499 votes) in favor and 29.17 percent (5,972 votes) opposed.

Levy passage requires the support of at least 50 percent of voters.

The King County Department of Elections will release updated numbers every weekday at 4:30 p.m., with the exception of Feb. 17, President’s Day, until the final results are certified Feb. 25.

 

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2 Responses to “Election results update — school levies passing, Klahanie annexation undecided, plastic bag ban remaining”

  1. Terry C on February 13th, 2014 10:40 pm

    I pray that the final vote counts on Issaquah Prop 1 will return YES on repealing plastic bag ban.

    This ban is totally an eco-fad, so is much of the traditional “environmental” movement, where the scope is so narrow instead of comprehensive.

    You want to watch this movie:
    http://www.plasticbagmovie.com

    And for more articles and movies on plastic vs paper, come to this blog:
    repealbagfee.blogspot.com, 8/2013 To Read and To Watch.

    I am disappointed by how little coverage ban opponents and opposing views were given. Google. Read up. Then decide.

  2. Scott Hamilton on February 14th, 2014 5:36 am

    You are still missing an important element of the Klahanie vote: If the annexation were to pass by 50%+1 (which is looking increasingly unlikely), Issaquah could still annex. See Issaquah’s own information:
    http://issaquahwa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=796

    Posted on: February 13, 2014
    Klahanie Area Vote: What’s Next

    During the Feb. 11, 2014, election, the Klahanie area voted on whether to join the City of Issaquah, or remain in unincorporated King County.

    The results will be updated most weekdays and finalized on Feb. 25, after they are certified by the King County Canvassing Board.

    Since the annexation proposition included authorizing both an annexation and an assumption of indebtedness, it requires a 60 percent majority to pass.

    However, if the proposition instead passes by a simple majority, the City Council would have an option to:

    • Accept the annexation, which means that the Klahanie area would not assume a proportionate share of the City’s existing indebtedness.

    • Decline the annexation.

    More information about the proposed Klahanie area annexation is available online.

    For more information on the state’s full annexation process, visit the Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington’s website.

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