Friday, March 3, 8:30 a.m., Elections Office
— from San Juan County Communications —
On Monday morning, Feb. 27, the San Juan County Elections Office received an application for a manual recount of the Orcas Island School District #137 bond measure that was on the February 14 Special Election ballot. The request was submitted by Eric Webb, Orcas School Superintendent.
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.
The San Juan County Canvass Board has scheduled the recount to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Mar. 3. The recount will take place at the Elections Office at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor.
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.