Passing a levy or bond issue isn't always a simple matter of majority rules. State law makes bond issues and some types of levies tougher to pass by requiring a "super majority." Other levies such as levy lid lifts and levies for schools only require a simple majority.
Levy Validation (excluding school levies)
To pass, levies must validate two ways:
A minimum 60% “yes” vote; and
A minimum number of “yes” votes based on the number of people who voted in the previous general election within the district (this number is listed in the Validation Summary).