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School bond & override succeed

Cottonwood Journal Extra of Cottonwood, Arizona

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According to preliminary results from the Yavapai County Elections Department, voters in the Mingus Union High School District have passed a $5.9 million bond by 3,094 to 2,841 votes, or 52.13 percent to 47.87 percent, however an additional 150 votes still need to be counted as of 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, but are mathematically unlikely to change the outcome.

Clarkdale-Jerome School District voters have approved a budget override by 507 to 275 votes, or 64.83 percent to 35.17 percent, with only a handful of votes that still need to be counted.

MUHSD asked voters for a $5.9 million bond to pay for infrastructure and repairs, which had suffered $3 million in state budget cuts since 2008, when not adjusted for inflation. The bond will cost district taxpayers around $1.50 a month per $100,000 of property valuation.

Ballots were mailed in mid-October, but due to an error in the text, they read that Mingus was seeking a budget override, not a bond.

The county notified voters that all old ballots, including those already received were invalid and only the new ballots with the correct language would be counted in the election.

— Christopher Fox Graham Larson Newspapers

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Original Publication Date: November 4, 2015

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