While Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue's proposed $58.3 million facilities bond looked almost certain of passing on Tuesday night, South Kitsap Fire and Rescue's $39.5 million bond was falling short of the voter approval it needs.
The fire bonds must be approved by 60% of voters to pass.
In Central Kitsap, 72.8% of voters cast their ballots in favor CKFR's bond, according to the Kitsap County Auditor's Office. In South Kitsap, 58.8% of voters were favoring SKFR's $39.5 million bond, according to Tuesday's ballot count.
SKFR Chief Jeff Faucett said that the bond could still get the votes it needs to squeak by in the coming days.
“I'm still hopeful," Faucett said. "I think that there's you know, some votes that are out there, ballots that need to be counted.” Faucett said the fire district respects voters' decision and will have to come up with some solutions going forward if the bond doesn’t gain the needed votes in the coming days.