Seattle Public Schools levies passing by wide margins

February 14, 2019 | The Seattle Times

Levies to pay for Seattle Public Schools’ daily operations and construction projects were easily passing in Tuesday night’s vote count.

The three-year Educational Programs and Operations levy (Proposition 1) and six-year Building Excellence Capital levy (Proposition 2) could cost property owners up to $2.2 billion. The operations levy was ahead, with 66 percent. The capital levy was winning with 68 percent.

King County Elections tallied 82,823 ballots Tuesday. There are 464,058 registered voters in Seattle. More votes will continue to be counted over the coming days, as Tuesday was the deadline for mailing in ballots or putting them in official drop boxes.

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