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EV voters split on local override votes

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Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 10:10 pm | Updated: 10:13 pm, Tue Nov 5, 2013.

Unofficial voting results show school districts that teach students from Chandler having success with their efforts to pass an override. The districts located in the other municipalities, however, are facing much tougher sledding.

The most recent unofficial results have the 10-percent override for the Tempe Union High School District and the 15-percent override asked for by the Kyrene School District, both of which serve students in Chandler, passing. The numbers also indicate voters approved a separate item to renew Kyrene's ability to sell, purchase or exchange property.

Early results also show voters approving the Chandler Unified School District's request for a 15-percent override, although the difference between approval and rejection of the item was just 64 votes.

The other East Valley districts appear to have had less success in their attempts to get an override passed. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, voters appear to have rejected the 6.6 percent override attempt by the Gilbert Public Schools district by approximately 1,000 votes.

Unofficial results also have Higley Unified School District's 10 percent override request failing, with more than 55 percent of voters rejecting it. Those same results show voters shooting down the district's 70.5 million bond targeted at construction upgrades, although the margin in that vote is just less than 2 percent.

Queen Creek voters have apparently opted against approving the Queen Creek Unified School District's 10-percent override measure, with approximately 55 percent of them voting against it.

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