Iowa Central bond referendum fails to get super majority

Results are unofficial

Iowa Central Community College’s $29.5 million bond referendum got the approval of a majority of voters but missed the 60 percent needed to pass a bond issue.

Unofficially results show 58.5 percent approval. There were 2,832 “yes” votes and 1,998 “no” votes, with a total of 4,841 votes cast.

Greene County voters did not favor the proposal. According to the Greene County auditor’s website, it failed in Greene County by a vote of 155 against and 134 in favor of the proposal.

A total of 299 persons voted in Greene County, just 4.4 percent of registered voters.

Voters in the Paton-Churdan school district approved the issue by a vote of 34 “yes” and 13 “no.” Voters in both precincts – Paton and Churdan – approved the measure.

However, Greene County school district voters turned it down, with 100 “yes” votes and 142 “no” votes. The Scranton precinct was the only precinct where the proposal carried. The vote there was 20 “yes” and 12 “no”.

Complete results from Greene County are available on the county auditor’s webpage.

There are a total of nine counties and 24 school districts in the Iowa Central Community College service area voted. Greene, Humboldt and Sac counties voted against it. The measure had the needed 60 percent majority in Buena Vista, Calhoun and Pocahontas counties. In Webster County, where Iowa Central is located, 59.7 percent of votes cast “yes” votes.

Click here for results from the nine counties.

The results are unofficial until the boards of supervisors in each county canvass the vote for their respective counties.

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