Election update — school levies passing, Klahanie annexation undecided, plastic bag ban still remains

February 14, 2014

By Staff

NEW — 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 2014

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

At the end of the fourth day of vote counting, 1,490, or 49.44 percent, of the residents in the Klahanie area voted in favor of the annexation and to take on the encumbered debt of Issaquah, while 1,524, or 50.56 percent, voted against it.

So far, 3,573, or 47.67 percent, of Issaquah’s voters approve repealing the city’s plastic bag ban, while 3,922, 52.33 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 69.27 percent (15,131 votes) in favor and 30.73 percent (6,714 votes) opposed. The technology and critical repairs levy has 70.28 percent (15,032 votes) in favor and 29.72 percent (6,357 votes) opposed. The school bus levy has 70.85 percent (14,717 votes) in favor and 29.15 percent (6,054 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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