PORT TOWNSEND — School officials are hoping the third time’s a charm as voters head to the polls today to decide a $945,600, three-year technology levy.
The Port Townsend School District is asking voters to approve a technology levy that will provide money for computers, servers and hardware.
Two previous levies asking for more money failed last year.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The levy needs a 60 percent supermajority to pass.
Schools Superintendent Carol Andreasen said the district pared down the $1.5 million it sought during levy attempts in February and May 2001.
“We went back and got it down to what we really need to have,” said Andreasen.
“We took some things out and decided to pay for them other ways.”
Jefferson County Auditor Donna Eldridge said Monday her office has already received 3,009 absentee ballots representing about 63 percent of the total number issued.
There are 8,946 registered voters in the Port Townsend School District, she said.
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