Results certified in levies and bonds elections

As the League of Education Voters preliminarily reported in mid-February, Washington voters overwhelmingly supported their local school levies. The special election results were certified on February 25.

Of 197 levies, all but three passed, and voters approved $5.5 billion dollars in funding for schools (nearly $4.9 billion for maintenance and operations, $646 million for capital, and $1.7 million for transportation). Of that $5.5 billion approved, $1.49 billion passed thanks to simple majority, a 2007 voter-approved constitutional amendment supported by the League of Education Voters.

Of the 24 bonds that Washington voters were asked to approve, 11 passed, providing an additional $1.5 billion in public education funds. Unlike levies, bonds require a 60 percent voter approval rate.

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