It's still a week until the canvassing board convenes to certify election results, but it appears that the Issaquah School District has a firm grip on a resounding "yes" from voters for its $219 million bond package.
So far, 22,261 votes have been received out of a registered voting pool of 59,358 voters in the district and an even 70 percent of those have voted to approve the bonds.
In order to pass, the issue requires a 60 percent yes vote with a minimum turnout of 12,229, which it has easily surpassed.
By contrast, Issaquah voters and public and private organizations have expressed broad support for the capital projects package here, citing the district's fiscal responsibility and an anticipated reduction in taxes with the new bond.
Here are the results so far as reported by King County Elections on April 19:
Issaquah School District No. 411
Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: * 22261 / 59358 37.50% Proposition No. 1 General Obligation Bonds - $219,121,500
APPROVED 15566 70.00%
REJECTED 6670 30.00%
Mercer Island School District No. 400
Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: * 9571 / 16953 56.46% Proposition No. 1 General Obligation Bonds - $196,275,000
APPROVED 3874 40.50%
REJECTED 5691 59.50%
Renton School District No. 403
Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: * 16936 / 56637 29.90% Proposition No. 1 Building for a Lifetime of Learning School Building Improvement Bonds - $97,000,000
APPROVED 10246 60.55%
REJECTED 6676 39.45%