City of Seward, Council, Politics

Official Results for the Seward/Lowell Point Election for October 4, 2016

Here are the official results for the Seward/Lowell Point election for October 4, 2016. Election results will be certified by City Council on Monday, October 10, 2016.

The City Canvass Board has canvassed the absentee and questioned ballots of the Regular Municipal Election held October 4, 2016.  The canvass took place on Thursday, October 6, 2016.  Their totals are:

REPORT OF ABSENTEE AND QUESTIONED BALLOTS
Absentee Ballots Voted      65
Questioned Ballots Voted       9
Special Needs Ballots Voted       3
Total Voted      77
REJECTED
 
Reason: No voter signature (Z)      1
Total Rejected      1
COUNTED
Absentee Ballots Counted      64
Questioned Ballots Counted       9
Special Needs Ballots Counted       3
Total Counted      76

 

 

 

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THREE (3) CITY COUNCIL SEATS AVAILABLE (TWO-YEAR TERMS)

Election Day Votes After Canvass Votes Total Votes
Ristine Casagranda 169 39 208
Suzanne Towsley 159 25 184
John D. Hull, Jr. 44 6 50
Dale R. Butts 168 33 201
Erik R. Slater 165 41 206
Marianna Keil 161 42 203
Write-Ins 6 0 6

 

 

SEWARD PROPOSITION NO. 1

GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR SEWARD ROAD IMPROVEMENTS 

Shall the City of Seward incur debt and issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed three million dollars ($3,000,000) to finance the planning, design and construction of road improvements in the City?

The bonds shall be secured by a pledge of the full faith and credit of the City. It is expected that annual payments of principal and interest on the Bonds will be Two Hundred Thirty Thousand dollars ($230,000), or a 0.72 increase in the mill rate (from 3.12 mills to 3.84 mills, equal to an increase of $72 per $100,000 in property value) or the approximate equivalent of a one-fifth of one percent (0.005) sales tax (from 4.0% to 4.2%).

 

Election Day Votes Canvass Votes Total Votes
YES 240 57 297
NO 90 18 108

 

 

SUMMARY

A total of 333 people voted on election day.

There were 65 absentee in-person and by-mail ballots.

There were 3 special needs ballots.

There were 9 questioned ballots.

Therefore, 410 voters turned out.

There were 1,777 registered voters.

Therefore, the voter turnout was 23%.

 

 

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