Initial results released for Missoula County Public Schools trustees, levies

Skylar Rispens

In results from the spring school election released shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday, votes were leaning in favor of two operational levies for the Missoula County Public Schools.

So far, the elementary levy has 4,734 votes for the levy and 2,910 votes against. The levy for $294,791 would have an approximate annual tax increase of $2.78 on properties with an assessed value of $100,000 if approved by voters.

The high school levy had 7,407 votes for the operational levy and 7,000 against after the 10 p.m. batch of results was released. The levy would have an approximate annual tax increase of $2.76 on properties with an assessed value of $100,000.

The election office counted just over 15,000 ballots of the 30,000 it accepted by 10 p.m. 

“We’ve got a pretty high turnout for this election,” said Bradley Seaman, the elections administrator for Missoula County. “This early round of results has a lot of zeros and those will be filled in as we go through.” 

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