M&O levies passing, but Tonasket construction bond going down

NORTH COUNTY – Three of the four ballot measures involving Tonasket and Oroville School Districts were passing as of the initial Tuesday, Feb. 11, vote count, but one was going down to a decisive defeat.

Tonasket’s Proposition 2, a bond to expand and improve the school’s facilities, had 50.7 percent voting in favor (541-526). But as a bond measure, it requires 60 percent to pass, and it’s highly unlikely to make up that ground in additional mail-in ballots.

The news for levies, which require just 50 percent to pass, was better for the districts.  Tonasket’s replacement maintenance and operation levy was leading with 59.29 percent of the vote (635-436). Oroville had a similar margin for its replacement M&O at 59.94 percent (392-262) while  voters also favored a dissolution of the school board directors’ districts with a 65.93 percent majority (420-217).

County-wide voter turnout was 28.39 percent.

Click here for a rundown of all the county special election results.