Update, April 20 — While the number of votes in favor of the School District Construction Bond increased, an equal amount of negative voted were counted in the 22 hours since the last set of results: The current tally is 60.55 percent (or 10,277 votes) in favor, and 39.45 percent (or 6,696 votes) against.
Update, April 19 — The number of votes in favor of the Renton School District's Proposition No. 1 continue to increase, according to the King County Elections results released Thursday at 4 p.m. The current tally is 60.55 percent (or 10,246 votes) in favor, and 39.45 percent (or 6,676 votes) against. The final results will be certification on Apr 27.
Original Post, April 18 — Renton School District’s Proposition No. 1 has received just more than 60 percent of the vote as of 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
The bond measure, titled “Building for a Lifetime of Learning School Building Improvement,” will fund construction of a new middle school and maintenance and upgrades of district facilities including the Lindbergh pool.
The initial results placed the bond measure just shy of the needed 60 percent supermajority vote.
District Spokesperson Randy Matheson predicted the slight surge in ‘yes’ votes for the bond measure early Wednesday afternoon.
“By 4 p.m. (Wednesday) I’m confident that we’ll be over 60 percent,” he said, adding that the results would likely jump by a full percentage point.
However, the results are no yet final. King County Elections will certify the outcome on Apr 27, 2012.