Ballots in the mail for school bond vote

Nearly 51,000 absentee ballots have been mailed to all registered voters living in the Renton School District for a vote-by-mail election May 20 on a $150 million bond measure.

  • Friday, May 30, 2008 2:47pm
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Nearly 51,000 absentee ballots have been mailed to all registered voters living in the Renton School District for a vote-by-mail election May 20 on a $150 million bond measure.

The district placed the measure back on the ballot after if failed earlier this year. The bond would pay for new construction and renovations of school buildings and facilities.

In the March 11 election, the bond measure failled by less than 1 percentage point to reach the required 60 percent “yes” vote.

Voters approved a technology levy and the replacement school operations levy.

While King County will not transition to countywide voting by mail until next year, at the request of the jurisdictions, the May election will be conducted entirely by mail.

All registered voters living within the Renton School District will automatically receive a ballot in the mail. Polling places will not be open.

Envelopes must be postmarked on or before election day, May 20.

Eligible voters who do not receive their ballot by Friday, May 9, should contact King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683) or

People who need assistance can still vote in-person on an accessible voting through May 19 at King County Elections’ Renton office weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 20.

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