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D65 Referendum Fails

With all precincts reporting, the referendum to build a new school is nixed by 55 percent of voters.

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Update: 9:29 p.m.

The final tally is in and voters have said no to funding a new District 65 school building.

With all 61 precincts reporting, the 'no' vote won with 55 percent of the vote, a margain they maintained most of the evening. That came out to a total of 1,401 votes more than those supporting the referendum.

See the table below for full results.

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ResponsePercentVotesNo 54.79% 8,020 Yes 45.21% 6,619

Upate: 9:21 p.m.

With all but two of the 61 precincts reporting, the 'no' vote continues to have the lead, which has widened to 1,437 votes.

Update 9:02

With 54 of 61 precincts reporting, the same 55 percent to 45 percent margain is being maintained between the no and yes votes. That's a 1,200 vote difference.

Update 8:15 pm.

With 44 of 61 precincts reporting, those opposed to funding a new D65 school are maintaining a 10 percentage point lead over those in favor of the new school.

Update: 7:48 p.m.

With 23 out of 61 precincts reporting, the race has been remaining steady, with the "no" vote continuing to lead by 10 percent.

Result Total Votes Percentage Yes 2,242 45% No 2,685 55%

Update: 7:37 p.m.

Admittedly, these are very early results. But, with 2 of 53 precincts reporting,it's a close race so far:

Update: 7:01 p.m.

The polls just closed. We'll get results out to you as soon as we hear something. Stay tuned.


Evanston voters are being asked to fund a new D65 school.

Read our previous coverage of the issue and comments from neighbors here:

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