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Voters leave foot ferries at the dock

In a resounding defeat Tuesday, Kitsap County voters rejected an increase in sales tax and car excise fees as a way to fund foot ferries.

In general election voting results released late Tuesday evening, Proposition 1, a measure that would have seen Kitsap Transit enter the passenger-only ferry business, was defeated by voters with 63.2 percent of voters voting no. Results are based on 100 percent of precincts reporting and about 43,000 of 125,000 registered voters in Kitsap County casting ballots.

In other balloting effecting Silverdale:

* CK School District board voting saw incumbent Chris Stokke beat challenger Lawrence Herbert by a 67-32 percent margin. Bruce Richards, Carl Johnson, and Christy Cathcart were reelected after running unopposed.

* In voting for CK Fire and Rescue board commissioner, two incumbents squared off for one seat. In voting results as of 11 p.m., Tuesday, Ralph Rogers led fellow commissioner Robert Miller by a narrow 50.8 to 48.4 margin. The actual voting was Rogers 5,130 votes and Miller, 4,897 votes.

* In the other significant race, newcomer Scott Youngren earned a seat on the Port of Silverdale board of commissioners. He gained 96.2 percent of the vote. A late write-in campaign for incumbent Harold Dahl apparently failed after Dahl did not file in time to be on the official ballot.

* In voting for Port of Brownsville commissioner, District 2, Allen Miller was defeating Arley Bright by a 67.3 to 31.7 percent margin.

The next release of ballot voting will be on Friday, Nov. 7 after 3 p.m.

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