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By Jana Mathia
Whitman County Gazette 

Voter turnout could trip 2021 elections


December 24, 2020

COLFAX — The Nov. 3 general election saw a high voter turnout of 86.4%, far higher than in previous years.

While that speaks highly of voter involvement in the election, it could mean snags for measures on the ballot in 2021 due to validation requirements.

Bonds, including street maintenance and operation levies, require a voter turnout of at least 40% of the most recent general election to be validated.

That could be a problem for any municipality running on the 2021 ballot, based on past issue that have passed, yet failed for lack of validation.

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