Ballot returns continued to look sparse as of Tuesday night’s results. As of 8 p.m., only 12,868 ballots had been counted.
"Renton School District elections routinely receive between 15,000 to 17,000 votes," said School District spokesperson Randy Matheson late last week.
Proposition No. 1 (The Replacement Educational Maintenance and Operations Levy) passed with more than 60 percent of the vote. Proposition No. 2 ($97,000,000 in general obligation bonds to move forward with construction of a new middle school, in addition to other imrovements) needed a 60 percent yes vote and at least a voter turnout of 10,582. The minimum turnout was reached, but the measure only received 56.57 percent as of Tuesday evening, meaning that is was not approved. Proposition No. 3 (The Technology Capital Projects Levy) passed with more than 59 percent of the vote.
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