A recount is complete after a close vote on a school bond issue in northwest Iowa. After a four-hour recount, nothing changed from the official canvass of the four-million-dollar Spencer middle school bond election. A three-person recount board counted all of the computer print out ballots from the April 20th special election Thursday afternoon. The final results were still nearly 62-percent in favor and 38-percent opposed. The 38-hundred ballots needed a 60-percent majority for passage. Petitioners needed a 73-vote swing to overturn the measure. Clay County Auditor Marge Pitts says the recount was an historic event for Clay County and the state of Iowa. It’s the first-ever recount for Clay County and the first recount involving touch-screen voting devices in the state. Passage of the measure gives the Spencer School Board the green light to move forward on the sale of the bonds. The new middle school will replace the 1912 structure that originally served as the high school. The new building will cost more than 11-million dollars.
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