Garfield County School District Voted Local Levy
I would like to update everyone on the Garfield School District Voted Local Levy. The numbers that were reported by the Garfield County Auditor’s office on November 6, 2013 were 1487 ballots cast with 2806 registered voters; this would calculate to 53% of the total registered voters exercising their right to vote. After visiting with the County Auditor, she indicated that the mail-in ballots increased the number of recorded votes when compared to voting booths. I would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote and submit his or her ballot back to the County. I would also like to thank everyone who took the time to become familiar with Voted Local Levy information. The votes will not be certified by the County until Tuesday, November 12; but for now, the count shows 727 for and 707 against the Local Levy. As you can see, every vote counted, especially when the deciding margin was 20 votes. To those who voted for the Voted Local Levy, please know the District is dedicated to allocating the money to the areas discussed in the informational campaign prior to the elections. To those of you who voted against the Local Levy, please know the District will continue to work towards building your confidence and trust in Garfield School District by being transparent, and accountable to the taxpayers. If you would like to review a complete list of the voting tallies, you can access the information at http://garfield.utah.gov/files/2013%20Election%20Results.pdf. Thank you again for your support.
–Superintendent Ben Dalton