Bonds, levy lifts passing in early primary results

About 21 percent turnout as of Tuesday night

OlympianAugust 7, 2013 

Editor's Note: A proposition for a community center in Yelm appears to not be passing, according to initial numbers.

Thurston County Elections Supervisor Steve Homan said the proposition required 918 votes with 60 percent of them being yes in order to pass.

Only 714 votes had been tallied Tuesday night, with 53 percent approving the proposition.

Preliminary results from Tuesday’s primary elections across Thurston County gave a clearer picture of who is continuing on to the November general election. In addition, all of the proposed levy lifts and propositions in the county appeared to be passing.

Voter turnout was just above 21 percent as of Tuesday night, according to the Auditor’s Office. City council races were on the ballot in Tumwater, Lacey and Tenino.

The city of Yelm Proposition One concerning the community center and park bonds had gained 53 percent voter approval.

Both proposed levy lid lifts for Munn Lake and Bald Hills fire departments also were receiving strong voter approval with 60 percent and 69 percent, respectively.

The Tanglewilde Parks and Recreation property tax levy had a voter approval of 71 percent as of Tuesday night.

Staff report

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