NAMPA — The Vallivue School District school bond vote on Tuesday was so close that the Canyon County Elections Office is preparing for a recount before any requests.
The $65.3 million bond barely passed with two-thirds approval — with 1,615 (66.7 percent) votes in favor and 806 (33.3 percent) against.
If the vote stands, the bond would pay for a third middle school, renovations of Vallivue Middle School and building maintenance.
Idaho Code states an election recount can take place if “the difference between the yes and no votes on a measure, is less than or equal to one-tenth of one percent.”
Canyon County Clerk Chris Yamamoto and the Elections Office also believe that a recount request is “imminent,” and therefore are already planning a recount, according to a press release.
Canyon County Sheriff’s Office took all the ballots, ballot boxes and ballot materials into custody to hold until the recount is scheduled, which officials believe will be early next week.