Don’t forget to vote, special election ballots are due Tuesday

Ballots for the Vashon Island School District’s bond election were sent out earlier this month and are due Tuesday, April 25.

The school district has put to voters a $9.9 million bond that, if approved, will fund the construction of a new track and field at Vashon High School, as well as a new district facilities maintenance building and a number of improvements to McMurray Middle School and Building K at the high school, which currently houses the district’s StudentLink and FamilyLink alternative learning programs. The attempt is the second of its kind in the past year. The previous school board’s $26.9 million proposal, which would have funded the construction of new athletic facilities, including a new gym, at Vashon High School, failed last February.

There are multiple ways to return completed ballots. They can be mailed free of charge as King County is testing prepaid ballot return envelopes to see if they affect returns. Another free option is to place them in the King County Elections dropbox in front of the Vashon Library.

According to the King County Elections website, as of Monday, 2,155 of Vashon’s 8,736 registered voters had returned their ballots.

The bond proposal requires a 60 percent supermajority to pass.

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