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It's official: Canvass shows all levies in county passed

March 22, 2013

It's official. All supplemental levies in Bingham County passed.
The canvass of the March 12, 2013, supplemental levies was approved by the Bingham County Commissioners on Thursday.
In Aberdeen School District No. 58, electors approved the supplemental levy of $675,000 for one year. The votes in favor of were 200 or 66.0 percent with 138 votes or 45.5 percent against.
The percentage of all registered voters who voted in the Aberdeen election was 25.12 percent.
No voters in Bingham County voted in the election for the supplemental levy in the Bonneville Joint School District No. 93.
"We do not have any voters [in that district]," said Marlene Jensen, the County Clerk's election director. "There are three houses in Bone but no one lives there.
"Should someone move into that area, they would be informed they would need to come to the Bingham County Courthouse to vote," she said.
In Blackfoot School District No. 55, electors approved the $1,975,000 supplemental levy for two years. The number of votes in favor was 910 or 71.7 percent. The number of votes opposed totaled 359 or 28.3 percent.
Only 14.4 percent of all registered voters voted in the Blackfoot election.
In Snake River School District No. 52, electors approved the $900,000 supplemental levy for two years.
"This was a new levy," Jensen said. "There hasn't been a supplemental levy in the Snake River District for about 20 years.
Final voting figures in the Snake River District were 584 60.2 percent in favor of and 386 or 39.8 percent against.
The percentage of registered voters that voted was 25.4 percent.

 

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