Lindsay bond measure tops 55% approval
The latest count from the Tulare County Elections office shows Lindsay Unified School District’s $16 million bond measure is now passing and heading for victory.
The election office late Friday updated its count and the new numbers show the Lindsay measure with 55.19 percent yes votes (851) to 44.81 opposed (691 votes). The measure needs 55 percent approval to pass and after the initial count on election night Tuesday the measure was just two votes shy of reaching that 55 percent margin.
Porterville Unified’s $90 million bond measure is much closer to approval, but still has a long ways to go. PUSD’s measure is now getting 51.06 percent approval, up from the 48.62 percent support it had on election night.
The offfical vote tally on Measure J is 6,305 yes and 6,577 no.
The county is still counting ballots and has about 20,000 ballots to go before the count will be official. On election night, officials said there were approximately 50,000 ballots to be processed.
The updated count did not change the Sierra View District Hospital race, nor the Porterville Unified races. It also did not change the Lindsay City Council results where two incumbents were defeated.
Officials said they will not update the count until Friday.