In Bozeman the general fund operating levy was approved 7,313 votes for and 3,423 votes against. The bond issue for building a new elementary school was approved as well, 7,324 votes for and 3,435 votes against. In total those bond issues will cost just over $26 million.
Bozeman voters elected three trustees for the school district, with three open positions available. Ed Churchill had 6,876 votes. Denise Hayman received 7,183 votes. And Wendy Tage got 6,920 votes.
Belgrade SD #44 had two open trustee positions. Lance Voegele received 1,683 votes, Rena Mattimoe got 1,188 votes, and Thomas Tuck Reier received 1,110 votes.
For Manhattan SD #3 two trustee positions were available. Dennis M. Grue obtained 488 votes, Edwin D. Brainard got 402 votes, and Daniel M. Simser received 306 votes.
The school district was also asking for a tax levy just over $40,000 and it won 658 votes for, 560 votes against.
Voters in Amsterdam SD #75 elected two three-year trustee positions. Charles Pipal garnered the most votes with 244. Christy Ann Douma got 195 votes, and Kenneth David Kreitzer received 97 votes. Officials say 301 ballots were cast with a 25.27% voter turnout.
In Three Forks, the voters approved a five-year $170,000 dollar levy. The measure passed with 420 votes for, 103 votes against. Voters also elected Kathy Lien to the school board. She beat out incumbent Steve Colberg 363 votes to 150.
In Gallatin Gateway, voters approved the five year $175,000 Building Reserve Levy by a vote of 202 for and 168 against. Ann Prescott and Wayne Thiem were elected trustees for Gallatin Gateway. Thiem received 203 votes, Prescott 196. They'll each serve three year terms.
Voters in the Ophir School District approved both the Building Reserve Levy and the Technology Fund Levy. The Building Reserve Levy, $108,346 a year for five years, passed by a vote of 243 for, 175 against. The Technology levy, $17,500, passed by a vote of 268 for and 150 against. Ty Moline beat out Barbara Rowley for the two year trustee seat 238 votes to 161. Kristine Ramirez received 218 votes to take one the three year trustee seats. Mattt Jennings took the other three year trustee seat with 210 votes.
Two incumbents will keep their seats in on the West Yellowstone School board for the next three years. Kelly Burden received 197 votes. John Gospodarek received 190 votes. The $36,000 Building Reserve Levy was also approved 159 votes for, 97 against.
At Monforton School, voters rejected the $61,500 General Fund Levy with 241 votes for, 263 against. The one year, $60,000 building reserve levy passed by a vote of 259 to 244. Erin Cooper and Kelly Ripley were elected trustees. They'll each serve three year terms.
In Madison Co., Ennis voters picked William R. Clark and Craig B. George for trustees. Clark received 599 votes, George 585 votes. The Ruby Valley Hospital Levy passed. Voters in Alder, Sheridan, Virginia City and Twin Bridges approved it 542 to 416. The Twin Bridges mill levy passed 191 to 87. The Sheridan high school mill levy also passed 314 to 282. The Sheridan elementary school levy was defeated with 271 votes against, 243 votes for.
All results are preliminary until certified.