Voters support schools in special election

There was a lot of “yes” coming from the voters of Whatcom County in the February 10 special election. Voters approved all eight of the local school and fire district measures by healthy margins.

After almost a decade of trying, Blaine school district voters passed a $45 million bond issue to improve school buildings and infrastructure. The bond will pay for upgrades to the high school and primary school in Blaine and the Point Roberts Primary School.

The latest ballot count from February 12 shows the bond passing 70 percent to 30 percent.

The bond measure earned support in every precinct in Blaine, Birch Bay and Point Roberts. The Whatcom County Auditor’s Office estimates a 33 percent voter turnout for the 2015 special election, down from 44 percent in 2014. The state will certify the election results February 24.

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