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Bond issues will validate

The first ballot counts won’t be available until shortly after 8 p.m. tonight, but one thing is certain with the Spokane city and District 81 bond issue proposals.

They will validate, if they get enough yes votes.

Ballot return figures from the Spokane County Elections Office shows all cities, towns and school districts with something on the ballot are at least very close to the 40 percent validation figure. School levies don’t need that any more, now that they’ve been reduced to a simple majority.

But the City of Spokane, which has a bond issue along with a charter change, is at 39.5 percent, and Spokane School District 81, with both a levy and a bond issue is at 39.9 percent.

And let’s hear it for Rosalia, which has 62 percent of its ballots in. OK, so they only have 21 voters…but still, 13 have mailed them in.

Election ends at 8 p.m. If you still have your ballot,  you can mark it and mail it, but take it to the post office to make sure it’s postmarked today. Or go inside the blog to see a list of drop-boxes, where you can deposit by 8 p.m., without a stamp.

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

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