Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Manhattan-Elwood Public Library Referendum Results

On today's primary ballot, voters in the Manhattan-Elwood Library District will decide whether to approve a referendum question that seeks $3.5 million in bonds to be issued for purchasing 13,000 square feet of the building in the Manhattan Station at the corner of Gougar and Sweedler Roads.  The amount includes remodeling and purchase of furniture, shelving and electronic materials. The breakdown includes $2.2 million for purchase of the building, $1 million to remodel, and $250,000 for furnishing the library.


For results, go here.  Results will be posted after polls close at 7 p.m. and will be updated throughout the night by the Will County Clerk. 


UPDATE:  The referendum has been defeated.



MANHATTAN-ELWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT REFERENDUM (Vote For 1)
6 of 6 Precincts Reporting
  PercentVotes
YES
Percent of total votes
43.58%1,072
NO
Percent of total votes
56.42%1,388
   2,460