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Sunday, November 09, 2014
New K totals and what might be next
743 more votes give K percentage another +.1
On Saturday 743 votes were added to the Measure K election from outstanding ballots still being counted by the Orange County Registrar of Voters office. The percentages for and against the facilities bond measure with the additional votes changed- from the previous 54.1% to the current 54.2% on 435 more Yes votes. The total No vote added was 308 dropping the No percentage to the current 45.8%.
School Facilities Bonds need a 55% super majority to pass. With a total of 43,501 votes cast in the Measure K election, 55% of ballots cast would currently equal 23,926 leave the current Yes total approximately 363 votes short.
A reported total of 54,070 ballots remain to be counted as of Saturday night. Those appear from the Orange County Registrar of Voters to be mostly over 38,000 Provisional and almost 6,000 paper ballots which require more time to process. The next update from the Registrar's office will be Monday November 10th.
A map from an article appearing in the Orange County Register on Sunday analyzing the turn out for last week's election clearly shows the difficult path that Measure K had to take during an off-year election. Voters in Orange Unified span several cities with different voting turn-out and priorities. The map shows Villa Park had the highest turn-out of voters, followed by the City of
Orange, then Anaheim
Hills and . Santa Ana
The voting make-up of each community, and the overall turn-out continued to affect OUSD's ability to pass a Facilities Bond Measure. Sources close to OUSD officials report that a possible future strategy to deal with the OUSD electorate could be carving out Facilities Improvement Districts to upgrade schools in the communities that are willing to pay for the improvements.
In the November 2002 Presidential Election , the
passed Measure E with 64% of the vote.
The well managed Bond-which received numerous accolades however fell short
of finishing planned construction at its
two campuses because of unforeseen increase
in construction supply costs driven by Hurricane Katrina and a building boom in
Rancho Santiago Community College .
Unable to finish more costly needs for the older Santa Ana College (SAC), the
Trustee set up the Santa Ana College Facilities Improvement District surrounding
SAC and in the November 2012 Presidential Election went to the voters specifically
in that district with Measure Q for
improvements just to SAC. The Bond passed with a 72% approval. China
In a similar future scenario, OUSD communities that want to pay to improve their local schools could do so- and communities that do not want to pay to improve their local schools would not be forced to do so.
SATURDAY 11/8/14 POSTED VOTE TOTALS
FRIDAY 11/7/14 POSTED VOTE TOTALS
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