Orcas Island Hospital District formed; SJISD levy approved

Voters were in an approving mood Tuesday, April 24 as both the San Juan Island School District levy and the establishment of a hospital district on Orcas Island passed with more than  70 percent of the votes.

There are 600 ballots left to be counted in the April 24, 2018 election. 10,536 ballots were sent out, as of Tuesday night 4,394 were counted. Voter turnout was 42 percent.

Voters approved the renewal of the San Juan Island School District's educational programs and operating levy with 71.72 percent voting yes. The vote was 1,778 for and 701 against. 

Orcas Island will now have a hospital district after voters approved the establishment of the district with 76.94 percent voting for it. The total votes (as of Tuesday evening) were 1,451 yes; 435 no. 

The hospital commissioners will be Richard Fralick, Patty Miller, Arthur Lange, Pegi Groundwater, and  Diane Boteler. 

Election results including breakdowns by precinct can be viewed on the county's ELECTION web page.

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