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Whatcom Child Care Tax Takes the Lead as Certification Approaches

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Supporters of Whatcom County Prop.  5, a property tax measure to fund child care, preschool and other programs and services for children and families, will be meeting on election night, Tuesday, November 8, at B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar in Four Points by Hotel and Conference -Sheraton Bellingham Center in Bellingham.

Supporters of Whatcom County Prop. 5, a property tax measure to fund child care, preschool and other programs and services for children and families, will be meeting on election night, Tuesday, November 8, at B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar in Four Points by Hotel and Conference -Sheraton Bellingham Center in Bellingham.

The Bellingham Herald

The final ballot results for the Nov. 8 election were released Monday, Nov. 28, with Whatcom County’s property tax resolution to fund child care, preschool and other programs leading the way.

Only 234 ballots remained to be counted when the final result was published on the evening of Thursday, November 17.

But a ballot count released at 5:28 p.m. Monday put the measure ahead by 20 votes out of 108,580 votes cast and no more votes were counted, according to the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office website.

A simple majority is required for its adoption.

The next counting of ballots should take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, when a meeting of the campaign council and approval of the election results is planned, according to the website of the Audit Service.

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Robert Mittendorf covers civic issues, weather, traffic and how people are coping with high housing costs for The Bellingham Herald. A journalist since 1984, he is also a volunteer firefighter with the South Whatcom Fire Department.

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