Treadwell to certify ballot measure results

Associated PressSeptember 17, 2012 

JUNEAU -- Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell plans to certify the results of the two ballot measures on last month's primary ballot.

Ballot Measure 2, which would have re-established a coastal management program in the state, was soundly defeated, but the latest election results show Ballot Measure 1 winning by a slight edge. The measure would make it legal for local governments to exempt the first $50,000 worth of a homeowner's property from taxes. Currently, local governments can exempt up to $20,000 of the value of owner-occupied housing from property taxes, with voter approval.

Treadwell was expected to certify the results Monday though a recount request could still be made by the end of the week.

As of last week's count, 61,772 votes were in favor of Ballot Measure 1 and 61,393 against.

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