The unofficial results are in and both Brandon-Evansville School District referendum ballot questions failed.

Question one failed by a margin of 59.3% to 40.7%, with the vote of 929 to 638. It would have provided $19.9 million in bonds to convert the Brandon School to a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 school. Those funds would have also been used to demolish a portion of the school in Evansville.

Question two failed by a vote of 971 to 590, or 62.2% voting against it. The question was contingent on the passing of the first question, and would have provided an additional $5.3 million in bonds for a new multi-purpose gym with locker rooms and to add a dedicated space for the Chargers Kid Club, both at the Brandon campus.

Those totals include absentee ballots.

Voters in Precinct 1, Brandon, supported the measure, with 463 "yes" votes or 56 percent of the total votes cast, 825, while 362 "no" votes were tallied, or 44 percent.

In Precinct 2 in Evansville, the referendum was soundly defeated. Of the 570 total votes, there were 471 "no" votes and 99 "yes" votes, a margin of 83 to 17 percent.

For question two in Precinct 1, there were 426 "yes" notes to 397 "no" votes, and in Precinct 2, there were 476 "no" votes to 92 "yes" votes.



There were 172 absentee ballots district-wide, with 96 "no" votes and 76 "yes" votes for question one and 98 "no" votes and 74 "yes" votes for question two.

Results will not be official until they are canvassed by the school board Nov. 12.

More on this story will be available on echopress.com and in Friday's Echo Press.