So far, about 30 percent of registered voters in the have submitted their ballots for the proposed school bond.
King County sent out 59,631 ballots, and as of yesterday, 17,844 had been returned.
The issue requires a supermajority, or 60 percent plus 1, to pass. have cited the fiscal responsibility of the district (ISD has a AAA rating with Moody's) and the fact that the property tax levy will decrease compared with the previous bond that retires later this year.
To get your vote in, return your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service, using a first class stamp, or at a ballot drop box. The deadline to return ballots is today, April 17. Ballots must be postmarked by April 17 or in a ballot drop box by 8:00 p.m. on that day. There is a drop box at . Vote and return your ballot early - you'll avoid any Election Day crowds and your votes will be included in Election Night results. Track your ballot's progress using the Ballot Tracker.
Here's the full text of Proposition 1, which proposes a $219 million general obligation school bond:
PROPOSITION NO. 1
ISSAQUAH SCHOOL DISTRICT GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS – $219,121,500
The Board of Directors approved Resolution No. 997 concerning this proposition for bonds. This proposition authorizes the District to rebuild Clark and Sunny Hills Elementary and Issaquah Middle; modernize Liberty High; relocate Tiger Mountain High for expanded career/technical training; improve district-wide heating/ventilation, space, and security; make usability improvements to curricular/athletic fields and stadiums; and make other improvements; to issue $219,121,500 of general obligation bonds maturing within a maximum term of 20 years; and to levy excess property taxes annually to repay the bonds, as described in Resolution #997.