Election signs

Signs like these have cropped up around Arizona Boulevard urging voters to make different decisions on bond issues proposed by the Coolidge Unified School District and the city of Coolidge this election.

COOLIDGE — A proposition for a new city pool and another to fund updates to school facilities around the Coolidge Unified School District may pass by a narrow margin. 

Proposition 434 would enable the city of Coolidge to obtain $5 million for the development of a new aquatic facility and roadway improvements along Northern Avenue.

The other proposition on the ballot, Proposition 435, seeks to grant the Coolidge Unified School District the ability to sell up to $21 million in bonds over a 10-year period, with the initial sale of bonds to be about $5 million of that capacity. 

As of Tuesday afternoon, both propositions saw the unofficial tally of "yes" votes taking the lead. With about 612 "yes" votes and 595 "no" votes counted as of press time, Prop. 434 was passing by a slim margin. 

The CUSD bond issue also had majority support as of Wednesday, with 783 "yes" votes in favor of Prop. 435 and 719 votes against. 

However, the Pinal County Elections Department anticipates that it will release early ballot results on Thursday. It's currently unclear how many ballots remain to be counted. 

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