Saturday, November 30, 2013

It's Official: Boise Council Will Confirm Election Results

Posted By on Sat, Nov 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM

When the Boise City Council convenes for a work session this coming Tuesday, Dec. 3, it'll be asked to formally accept the results of the Nov. 5 general election, which saw three of the Council members successfully secure their posts for another term.

In a certified statement from Ada County Clerk Christopher Rich, and co-signed by each of the Ada County commissioners, the final results will be presented to the Boise Council for verification.

In all, 25,283 ballots were cast in Boise, 23.41 percent of registered voters. Election day saw 19,728 ballots cast, while another 5,555 were absentee or early voters.

Council President Maryanne Jordan secured 62.35 percent of the vote in a three-way race for Seat No. 6.

Councilman Ben Quintana won 68.24 percent of the vote in a two-person race for Seat No. 2.

Councilman T.J. Thomson won 54.35 percent of the vote in a three-person race for Seat No. 5.

Bond question No. 1, which would have set aside $6.8 million for construction of a new fire training facility and another $10.1 million to upgrade or replace four aging fire stations, secured 64.06 percent of the vote while question No. 2, which would have set aside $10 million for Foothills protection and another $5.5 million to fund three new city parks while adding new amenities to three existing parks, secured 61.54 percent of the vote. Neither effort was sufficient to win 66.67 percent of the vote for passage.

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