Efforts to draw voters on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation to the polls for a school referendum Tuesday proved just enough, as the measure passed, narrowly receiving the required number of votes.
Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs voted 75 percent in favor of the refendum to provide $10.7 million for a new K-8 school on the reservation.
A total of 1,088 tribal members voted on the referendum. For the vote to count, 1,022 members, one-third of eligible voters, had to cast a ballot.
In May, the referendum received overwhelming support from voters, but failed to meet the minimum requirement by about 370 votes.