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February 5, 2013 Iowa City Community School District
Special Election - Revenue Purpose Statement

Official canvassed results

    Revenue Purpose Statement
  Total voters (50% Required)
Precinct Yes No
TOTAL 6,082 3,405 56% 2,672 44%
IC01 Coralville 896 440 49% 456 51%
IC02 N. Liberty 802 461 58% 339 42%
IC03 Lincoln 204 108 53% 95 47%
IC04 Mann 550 347 63% 203 37%
IC05 West High  681 347 51% 334 49%
IC06 Twain 372 215 58% 157 42%
IC07 City High 438 292 67% 146 33%
IC08 Lemme 648 416 64% 232 36%
IC09 Hills 88 18 20% 70 80%
IC10 Lucas 456 284 62% 172 38%
Early Voting 947 477 50% 468 50%
TOTAL 6,082 3,405 56% 2,672 44%
Registered voters 75,210   Turnout 8.09%  

Vote 7 AM to 8 PM at New School Polling Places

Sample Ballot (.pdf)

Guide to Election Night Results
Early voting statistics

Ballot Language (50% required):


Summary: To adopt the revenue purpose statement to replace the current Revenue Purpose Statements and authorize the expenditure of revenues from the State of Iowa secure an advanced vision for education fund received by the Iowa City Community School District.

In the Iowa City Community School District, the following Revenue Purpose Statement which specifies the use of the sales, services and use tax funds from the State of Iowa secure an advanced vision for education fund for school infrastructure (penny sales, services and use tax for schools) shall be adopted:

To provide funds to build and furnish a new school building or buildings; to build and furnish addition(s) to school buildings in the District; to remodel, repair, expand, and improve the school buildings in the District; to purchase and improve grounds; to furnish and equip district facilities.

Monies may be used for emergency repairs to respond to natural disasters, such as fire, wind damage, flood; unanticipated mechanical, plumbing, structural, roof, electrical system failures; environmental remediation; or to respond to changes in demographics that require construction of additions, demolition or improvements to school buildings or new school buildings.

Monies may also be used for the purchase, lease or lease-purchase of buildings, technology, or equipment (including transportation and recreation equipment) as authorized by law, to implement energy conservation measures, sharing or rental of facilities, procuring or acquisition of libraries, or opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings.

Monies also may be used to establish and maintain public recreation places and playgrounds; provide for supervision and instruction for recreational activities; or for community education purposes, including the operation of Family Resource Centers and all services provided at the Family Resource Centers; and any other authorized expenditures and purposes as permitted by law or hereafter authorized by law and designated by the Iowa City Community School District.

Monies may be used for the payment of principal and interest or retirement of general obligation bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes, loan agreements authorized by Iowa Code section 297.36, sales tax revenue bonds issued under Iowa Code section 423E.5, or property tax relief.

It being understood that if this proposition should fail to be approved by the voters, such failure shall not be construed to terminate or restrict authority previously granted by the voters to expend receipts from the secure an advanced vision for education fund.

If approved, this Revenue Purpose Statement shall be effective immediately upon passage and shall remain in effect until replaced or amended by the Iowa City Community School District.

Early Voting Statistics

Through canvass:  953 ballots requested, 943 returned.

  Total Dem Rep  Green None
Iowa City 641 398 149  2 92
Coralville 114 54 41  0 19
North Liberty 74 35 18  0 21
Hills 1 0 0  0 1
University Heights 22 13 6  0 3
Rural 101 58 27  0 16
Total 953 558 241  2 152

(no Libertarian early voters)

Satellite Sites

  • Thursday, January 31: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 10 AM to 4 PM; 89 voters.
  • Friday, February 1: Iowa City Public Library, 10 AM to 8 PM; 136 voters.

Provisional ballots: two cast, both counted.