— from San Juan County Elections Office —
A manual count to recount the votes that were certified in the February Special Election was held the morning of Mar. 3, 2017 in the Elections Office of San Juan County. Two recount teams of two each recounted 2,215 votes in the Orcas Island School District #137 Bond issue.
The number of votes counted in the manual recount was the same number of votes certified by the canvass board on Feb. 24. The results of the manual recount conducted on Mar. 3 are as follows:
Approved: 1,323 Votes
Rejected: 887 votes
Overvotes, Undervotes: 5 votes
In the February election, 59.86 percent of votes cast in the Orcas Schools bond measure were in favor, just short of the 60 percent majority required to pass. The final ballot count had a total of 2210 votes cast, 1323 votes to approve and 887 votes to reject.
On Monday, Mar. 6, the Canvass Board will meet to re-certify the results of the Special Election.
For more information about the recount, contact San Juan County Elections Administrator Doris Schaller at (360) 378-3357.