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Recount planned after Vallivue School bond for $65.3 million narrowly approved by voters

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The Canyon County Elections Office announced its plan for a recount after the Vallivue School District’s $65.3 million bond barely received voters’ approval in Tuesday’s election.

The bond requires a supermajority vote in favor, meaning 66.67 percent, to pass. On Tuesday, unofficial results showed that the bond received 66.71 percent of the vote, with 1,615 votes in favor and 806 votes against.

If approved, the bond would pay for a new middle school in the district and renovations to the existing middle school.

“The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office took custody of all ballots, ballot boxes and ballot material until the anticipated recount can take place,” the county said in a news release Wednesday. “The Elections Office has also notified the Vallivue School District and Secretary of State’s Office that a recount is expected.”

The county anticipates receiving a recount request after the Board of County Commissioners canvasses the election, which is scheduled to take place at 1:30 p.m. Friday. The recount itself is expected to happen early next week, according to Canyon County officials.

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