Coos Bay school bond too close to call: 28-vote difference between Yes and No votes

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COOS BAY, Ore. – It was a close vote for the Coos Bay School District bond measure in Tuesday's election.

Unofficial results show a 28-vote difference in favor of the “Coos Bay BEST Bond" measure.

According to the Coos County Clerk's Office, there are about a hundred unresolved ballots - ballots without signatures or signature concerns.

Letters have been sent to those voters.

They have 14 days to resolve the issues.

"Those percentages will change depending on how the ballots now needing resolution are resolved,” said Coos County Clerk Debbie Heller. “At this time, I'm not looking for an automatic recount, but that could be a possibility."

Supporters and opponents of the bond measure won't know the final result until November 22 or 27.

"We are cautiously optimistic right now; we like that we've seen so far,” said Coos Bay School District Superintendent Bryan Trendell. “We knew it was going to be a close vote."

"We will have to wait for the time lapse period when they finalize the count, and we do know that there are some ballots still remaining that they'll have to certify so we still have a chance of actually winning this," said local activist Rob Taylor.

People with unresolved ballots have until 5 p.m. on November 21 to resolve the issues.

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