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Final special election ballots counted with no change to ballot measures in Ridgefield, Camas

By Griffin Reilly, Columbian staff writer
Published: April 30, 2024, 6:00am

Monday’s count of the remaining 200 votes in last week’s special election yielded no change to ballot measures in Ridgefield and Camas. The Ridgefield School District’s two bond measures are still failing. The Camas emergency services levy renewal is still passing.

Ridgefield’s Proposition 10, which would collect $70 million over a maximum of 21 years to build a new elementary school, had 58.91 percent voting “yes” as of Monday. Proposition 11, an expansion of Proposition 10 that would have collected as much as $190 million for construction projects, had 50.91 percent voting “yes.” Both measures required a 60 percent supermajority to pass.

Camas’ emergency medical services levy had 76.77 percent voting “yes” as of Monday. The levy is a renewal of a previous measure, not a new tax. It required a simple majority to pass. The six-year levy will tax Camas residents at 46 cents per $1,000 assessed property value to support emergency response services in the city.

Total voter turnout in the election was 39.41 percent. The election results will be certified Friday.

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