The California Policy Center has now posted updated November 4, 2014 election results for the state’s 113 bond measures for K-12 and community college districts. These revised results incorporate almost a month of ballots counted and reviewed by county elections offices.
The most significant change is that the largest of the 113 bond measures considered by voters – the $574 million Measure J for the North Orange County Community College District – now appears to be winning by a mere 15 votes. On election night and for a couple of weeks afterwards, this bond measure was not quite at the threshold for passage of 55% voter approval.
Out of 113 bond measures totaling $11,775,300,000 ($11.8 billion) for 108 educational districts, 90 bond measures passed totaling $9,769,950,000 for 85 educational districts.
This means voters authorized California local educational districts to borrow $9.8 billion for construction by selling bonds to investors. With interest, these bond measures may end up costing $20 billion over the next 40-50 years.
A chart of the election results is below, or you can access a PDF version of the election results at https://californiapolicycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/12/2014-11-04-Bond-Measure-Election-Results-FINAL.pdf.