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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Bond issue ballots mailed to voters

  • Registered voters in the Easton school district should have received their mail-in ballots late last week for a bond issue election.


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  • Registered voters in the Easton school district should have received their mail-in ballots late last week for a bond issue election.
    County Clerk Janet Klasinski said about 2,400 ballots should have hit mailboxes Wednesday. Klasinski is the election officer for the county.
    The ballots ask voters in the Easton district whether they want to approve a proposed $4 million bond issue. The bond issue would pay for additions and renovations to Pleasant Ridge Elementary School. This would make it possible for the district to close Salt Creek Valley Elementary School.
    Ballots have to be returned to the County Clerk’s Office by noon April 3.
    Klasinski recommended mailing back the ballots as soon as possible. She said no postage is necessary.
    “We’ve already gotten some back,” Klasinski said Thursday.
    The ballots won’t be counted until April 3.
    “The results will be available that afternoon,” she said.
    She said the results will be unofficial until the votes are later canvassed by the Leavenworth County commissioners.
    Dave Jones is the vice president of the Easton school board and chairman of a committee that worked on the bond issue. He said supporters of the bond issue have had numerous public meetings.
    “We’ve had very little negative feedback,” he said.
    Jones said he’d heard numerous people who received ballots in the mail had questions regarding what they were for.
    “That’s always concerning,” he said.
    He said brochures with information about the bond issue have been mailed to people in the district.
    Klasinski said people who believe they’re registered to vote in the Easton school district but haven’t received mail-in ballots can contact her office. The number for the County Clerk’s Office is 913-684-0421.
    She said people can visit the County Clerk’s Office to pick up replacement ballots if they lose the originals that were mailed to them.
    People looking for information about the bond issue can visit the Easton school district’s website at www.easton449.org.
     
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