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Recount of Independent School District's $92K levy passes

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Officials at Independent School District confirmed the levy passed after a recount on Monday.

A recount of the votes found the exact turnout of the election with a yes vote breaking a 740-740 tie.

The Independent School District will be celebrating after securing a victory to break the tie vote for its $92,000 levy on Monday.

Yellowstone County election officials counted 36 provisional ballots from the entire county shortly after 3 p.m. One of the ballots was for the Independent School District.

The ballot voted in favor of the levy, breaking the 470-470 tie on May 2.

If the ballot voted against the measure, Independent officials would have likely requested a recount.

While that won't be the case for school officials, residents who voted against the levy may request a recount if they meet requirements.

A recount would require a petition of 10 registered voters in that district.

Petitions would then go to the school. If the petition qualifies, the district would need to provide a recount.

Independent officials declined to comment for this story.

Meanwhile, 22,000 ballots have been returned for the special election of Montana's U.S. House seat. 

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