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Unofficial results: Voters approve Gallatin County mill levies for 911 and Search and Rescue upgrades

Posted at 9:12 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 23:28:53-04

BOZEMAN — The Gallatin County Commission asked voters to consider two levies at the June 2, 2020 primary election to help support public safety in the county - one for Gallatin County 911 and one for Gallatin County Search and Rescue.

In preliminary results, voters decided yes for allow an additional six mills to upgrade the Gallatin County 911 communications system that county leaders say is outdated. It would also reportedly fund future staffing and operational needs. The levy would raise more than $2.1 million annually. The unofficial preliminary result is 54.38 percent for (17,451) and 45.62 percent (14,642) against.

Voters also gave thumbs up on 2 additional mills to help fund three full-time employees for the Gallatin County Search and Rescue. This would raise more than $700,000 annually. The unofficial result is 61.95 percent (19,924) for and 38.05 percent (12,235) against.

Turnout is just under 55% with “plenty of ballots to count remaining,” per the elections admin.