On Monday morning, February 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 Schools Superintendent.
In the February election, 59.86% 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 March 3. The recount will take place at the Elections Office at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor.
On Monday, March 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.