IVCCD Bond Referendum fails by narrow margin
Wednesday / April 3, 2019
Iowa Valley Community College District’s $32 million General Obligation Bond Referendum received 58.39% approval from voters yesterday, missing the required 60% approval by an estimated 62 votes. A total of 3,814 ballots were cast, including 1,496 who voted by absentee ballot or at satellite voting stations in March.
In an email to IVCCD Board members and all employees, IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree wrote: “Without overthinking the multitude of possible reasons the issue was not passed by our voters, we have to accept the reality that this one was simply not meant to be on the first attempt. However, everyone should know that the defeat was not due to a lack of effort, and I will take this opportunity to thank everyone who poured out their passion, energy, and commitment in support of our colleges over the last several months. I could not be more proud of the way so many people stepped up and helped us give it our best shot.”
The unofficial voting results are as follows:
|Precinct Name||Yes||No||Total||% of Passage|
|East Marshall/ Le Grand||30||49||79||37.97%|
|GMG2 Green Mountain||15||13||28||53.57%|
|Mtown1 Iowa Veterans Home||124||76||200||62.00%|
|Mtown2 Fisher Comm. Center||268||251||519||51.64%|
|West Marshall/ State Center||45||49||94||47.87%|
The official canvass for Marshall County will take place at 9 am on Tuesday, April 9, on the second floor of the Great Western Bank building, 11 N. First Ave. The canvass for all 10 of the counties involved in the election will be held 1 pm on Tuesday, April 16, at the same location.
For more election information, see the Marshall County Recorder’s website at http://www.co.marshall.ia.us/departments/auditor/election/electiondetails/2019-elections/ivccd-bond-election-april-2-2019/.