We have unofficial numbers for Missoula County school election races. The general fund levy for Missoula's elementary school district has passed with a very narrow margin.
Unofficial results show the measure passing by a 14-vote margin with 100 percent of the ballots counted. The final tally was 1,213 votes in favor of the levy and 1,199 against. The $65,000 levy will be used for operation and maintenance of the school, raising taxes on a $200,000 home by $6.30 a year.
In the high school district, unofficial results have James H. Sadler winning a three-year board term over Mitchell Robert Ferm with a vote of 738 to 557.
In the race for two Hellgate Elementary trustee seats, unofficial results have Diane Beck with 1,320 votes, Brian Moses with 817, Kate Walker with 785 and Paula Sas-Sheridan with 487. Beck and Moses will serve three-year terms on the board.
Hellgate Elementary's proposed $85,000 general fund levy passed with 1,213 votes for, 1,199 votes against the levy.
For more preliminary results in additional Missoula County races, click here.
In Ravalli County initial results are in for absentee ballots. Unofficial numbers in the Corvallis School District levy are 680 for, 542 against the proposed $190,000 levy.
For the Florence-Carlton School District levy that aimed to raise $130,000, preliminary numbers show 871 votes for and 756 against the levy.
Two candidates will take three-year trustee seats in Corvallis. Right now Kathleen Harder-Brouwer leads with 791 votes, followed by Wilbur Nisly with 636 votes and Robert A. Jones with 419 votes.
Melvin Finlay leads the race for a three-year trustee seat in the Florence-Carlton School District. The initial count is 965 votes for Finlay, to 480 votes for Leo Hansen.
The race for the Florence Rural Fire District Levy is close, with preliminary numbers at 881 for, 647 against the proposed increase of 14 mills.
Ravalli County election officials report they had high voter turnout in the polls today, so they expect vote totals to change dramatically once all ballots are counted.
For more unofficial results in Ravalli County races, click here.
NBC Montana will keep you updated when we learn more about the official results.