A levy for the Taholah School District is passing by over 87% after votes were counted last night, but those votes almost didn’t count at all.
The M&O levy would bring an extra $150,000 in 2015 and another $150,000 in 2016 to the school, replacing an expiring levy within the district.
According to Grays Harbor County Auditor Vern Spatz, in order to qualify at least 10% of registered voters needed to be counted. Out of the 426 voters in the district, only 48 votes were counted, showing an 11.27% turnout. Of those votes, 42 were for and 6 were against, showing an 87.5% majority.
If 6 people had not voted last night, there would have only been a 9.8% turnout.
The Taholah levy was the only measure in the special election. The next ballot count will be on Friday, with votes certified May 6.