Voters reject veterans and homeless levy

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PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County voters overwhelmingly rejected Prop. 1, the Veterans and Human Services Levy, Tuesday.

With 25,000 ballots left to county Tuesday night, the measured received the support of 17,998 voters, but was rejected by 28,284.

The ballot count will change Wednesday. Kitsap County Elections Manager Dolores Gilmore gave this rundown Tuesday of ballots received as of Monday evening.

— Countywide: 47,955 of 146,593 ballots mailed.

— North Kitsap School District: 10,465 of 28,789.

— Poulsbo city: 1,838 of 5,165.

— Poulsbo Port District: 1,566 of 4,238.

— Kingston Port District, 1,558 of 4,073.

That’s not counting the 10,000 countywide ballots received in Tuesday’s mail, nor the ballots received from drop boxes. In addition, Gilmore expects to receive on Wednesday ballots postmarked on Election Day.

The levy sought to raise more than $1.3 million annually for five years by adding 5 cents in additional property tax to every $1,000 in assessed property valuation.

Election results will be updated on Wednesday. The election will be certified on Nov. 29.


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