PORT TOWNSEND — Voters overwhelmingly approved the Port Townsend School District’s three-year, $945,600 technology levy during Tuesday’s election.

But the spirit among levy supporters at the Jefferson County Courthouse was one of relief rather than celebration Tuesday as the votes were tallied in the third and final attempt at a technology levy.

“I’m going to sleep tonight,” Superintendent Carol Andreasen said as the approval rate hit 64 percent with 11 of the 13 precincts tallied at 9 p.m.

By 9:30 p.m., with all the precincts reporting, the margin had increased to a 66.17 percent “yes” vote.

Only 33.83 percent of those casting ballots voted “no.”

The next ballot count will be Thursday and the election will be certified May 31.

The levy will cost voters 26 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation, or $39 annually for a $150,000 home.

The $945,600 in levy revenues will replace outdated computers in the district’s four schools.


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