Navajo Board of Election Supervisors certifies referendum results

The Daily Times staff
Navajo Nation


FARMINGTON — The Navajo Board of Election Supervisors has certified the results from a referendum on Oct. 24 that sought funding for a $216 million transportation stimulus plan.

The board certified the results during a meeting on Thursday in Window Rock, Ariz.

The official results showed that 4,296 ballots were cast in favor of the measure and 14,992 ballots were cast against it, according to the Navajo Election Administration.

There were 3,551 total ballots cast out of 26,763 registered voters in the Northern Agency, the election administration reported.

The referendum asked voters to support or oppose using the principal of the Permanent Trust Fund over a six-year period to improve unpaved roads on the reservation.

The measure needed approval by a two-thirds majority of voters who cast a ballot in the election.