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Both Reid Park zoo props pass in updated election results

After being split in the first count, both of the initiative measures that would create a 1/10-cent Tucson sales tax to fund zoo improvements passed as updated tallies were released Thursday afternoon.

In the final count, Prop. 202 passed 41,700 to 37,139, while Prop. 203 passed more narrowly, 41,555 to 40,950. Tuesday night, Prop. 203 was failing by about 350 votes.

Roughly 10,000 votes turned in on Election Day were verified and added to the totals on Thursday. The early numbers held up in other races — only the single zoo-related ballot measure was shifted as more votes were counted after Tuesday's tallies.

The "Future of Your Zoo" initiative, which was structured to require the approval of both propositions to take effect, will raise $8 to $10 million annually for improvements at the Reid Park Zoo.

Overall turnout was just under 36 percent.

Election results

Tucson

Ward 3

Candidate Party Votes %
Paul Durham D 45.735 58.82
Gary Watson I 31,309 40.27
write-in 711 .91

Ward 5

Candidate Party Votes %
Richard Fimbres D 56,887 94.23
write-in 3.483 5.77

Ward 6

Candidate Party Votes %
Steve Kozachik D 48,892 60.05
Mariano Rodriguez R 26,559 32.62
Mike Cease G 5,721 7.03
write-in 245 .30

Prop. 202

Votes %
Yes 41,783 52.90
No 37,197 47.10

Prop. 203

Votes %
Yes 41,642 50.38
No 41,009 49.62

Prop. 204

Votes %
Yes 28,435 34.56
No 53,845 65.44

Prop. 406

Votes %
Yes 23.980 29.13
No 58,353 70.87

Oro Valley

Prop. 454

Votes %
Yes 4,865 28.59
No 12,154 71.41

Flowing Wells Unified School District

Prop. 455

Votes %
Yes 2,486 61.57
No 1,552 38.43

Marana Unified School District

Prop. 456

Votes %
Yes 7,500 39.16
No 11,650 60.84

Sunnyside Unified School District

Prop. 457

Votes %
Yes 2,077 37.37
No 3,481 62.63

Tucson Unified School District

Prop. 458

Votes %
Yes 35,763 42.24
No 48,898 57.76

Drexel Heights Fire District

Prop. 459

Votes %
Yes 4,687 68.19
No 2,186 31.81

Picture Rocks Fire District

Prop. 460

Votes %
Yes 665 42.36
No 905 57.64

Avra Valley Fire District

Prop. 461

Votes %
Yes 651 51.58
No 609 48.42
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Reid Park Zoo

Snow the polar bear died at age 17 at the Reid Park Zoo, in 2012.