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Kern County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Directory of Kern County, CA Measures
County Results as of Nov 29 5:22pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (583/583)
67.3% Countywide Voter Turnout (223,998/332,864)

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Measure M. School Improvement Funding -- McFarland Unified School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 1238 / 74.40% Yes votes ...... 426 / 25.60% No votes
To reduce student overcrowding, acquire, construct and improve new and existing classrooms, support facilities and new elementary school, expand high school facilities, upgrade vocational education facilities to better prepare students for the workforce, and make improvements to save money better spent in the classroom, shall the McFarland Unified School District be authorized to issue $25,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, with an independent Oversight Committee, annual audits and NO money for administrator salaries?

Measure N. Education Funding -- Mojave Unified School District (Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 2322 / 51.83% Yes votes ...... 2158 / 48.17% No votes
To maintain quality academic programs, school facilities, and activities that provide improved college and career pathways, maintain effective student to teacher ratios, and help offset severe state budge cuts, shall the Mojave Unified School District levy a parcel tax in the amount of $42 to be levied annually for a period of five years, with mandatory audits, no money for administrative salaries, an exemption for seniors, age 65 and over, and all dollars staying in our local schools?

Measure O. School Improvement Funding -- Elk Hills School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
Fail: 65 / 45.77% Yes votes ...... 77 / 54.23% No votes
To improve the quality of education; construct new classrooms and science labs to maintain small class sizes; improve student access to computers and modern technology; improve P.E. fields and facilities; and replace deteriorating water, plumbing and sewer systems; shall the Elk Hills School District issue $6,200,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent citizens' oversight committee and have NO money used for administrative salaries, regular, ongoing maintenance, or be taken by the state?

Measure P. School Improvement Funding -- Panama-Buena Vista Union School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 23690 / 65.00% Yes votes ...... 12757 / 35.00% No votes
To protect the quality of education and enhance student learning in neighborhood elementary schools, shall Panama-Buena Vista Union School District modernize school technology, upgrade safety/security systems, improve energy efficiency, rehabilitate outdated classrooms, repair/replace deteriorated roofs, plumbing, electrical, lighting, ventilation, and acquire, construct, equip, and renovate sites, facilities, and equipment, by issuing $147,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, with independent citizen oversight, mandatory audits, no administrators' salaries/pensions, and all funds dedicated locally to Panama-Buena Vista Union School District K-8 schools?

Measure Q. School Improvement Funding -- Standard School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 4179 / 70.56% Yes votes ...... 1744 / 29.44% No votes
To renovate, modernize and construct classrooms / facilities at Highland, Standard, and Wingland Elementary and Standard Middle; upgrade heating, ventilation, airconditioning systems; and reduce borrowing costs, shall $11,200,000 of Standard School District bonds, approved by voters in June 2006, be reauthorized through issuance of new bonds, with no increase in total authorized District debt, interest rates below legal limits, independent citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries, and all funds spent locally and not taken by the State?

Measure R. Sales Tax Increase -- City of Maricopa (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 97 / 34.52% Yes votes ...... 184 / 65.48% No votes
Shall there be enacted in the City of Maricopa an additional temporary sales tax rate increase of one percent (1%) which will end after ten (10) years, the proceeds of which shall be used to preserve essential general governmental services including, but not limited to street and road improvements, police and fire protection, parks and recreation and other City General Fund Services?

Measure S. Changing the City Clerk Position From Elected to Appointed -- City of Taft (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 571 / 30.81% Yes votes ...... 1282 / 69.19% No votes
Shall the office of city clerk be appointed?

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