Voters were showing support for the Blaine School District’s $32 million bond, but not enough support for it to be passing Tuesday night, March 26.
As of 8:15 p.m., about 58.4 percent of the votes were in favor of the measure, according to the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office. School bond measures must have a supermajority, or 60 percent of the vote, to pass.
About 4000 ballots have been counted, out of 9,727 registered voters. According to the election website, 800 ballots still need to be counted. Note: the number of ballots left to count was reduced to about 525 on Wednesday morning.
The next ballot count will be released Wednesday afternoon.