Absentees For AAPS Tech Bond: 57%

Shortly after polls closed, unofficial absentee voter counts for the Ann Arbor Public School technology bond ballot question show 1,003 voting yes against 743 no. That works out to 57.45% in favor.

Absentee voters were collected into three separate counting boards. The total absentee voter count includes absentee voting totals across all precincts in in the city. So the outcome among absent voters is a strong indicator of voter sentiment city-wide.

The technology bond ballot proposal was for AAPS to issue a total of $45,855,000 general obligation bonds to pay for acquiring and installing instructional technology and technology infrastructure. The estimated tax rate that would be required to service the debt on the bonds is 0.48 mill (or $0.48 per $1,000 of a property’s taxable value.) The estimated annual average millage rate required to retire the bonds of this issue is 0.51 mills.

The count boards did their work in the basement of city hall and concluded the counting around 8:15 p.m. after polls closed at 8 p.m. For complete election results check the Washtenaw County clerk’s election results website.

Added after initial publication: With all precincts reporting, the tech bond proposal won with around 70% of the vote.

Section: Civic News Ticker

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