Library election results Archives - EveryLibrary

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The First Campaign Win of 2017!

We are excited to announce our first win of 2017 in Madison, Connecticut. The vote was a terrific 1,897 in support of the library project, while only 550 people voted no. This win last night (February 7, 2017) means the library can more than double in size, from its current 17,000 square feet to 37,000 […]

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Nationwide ‘First Look’ at November 2016 Library Elections

EveryLibrary tracked 74 ballot measures for libraries on Election Day, November 8, 2016. As of this writing, all results are preliminary and unofficial. This “first look” shows that 54 library measures passed, 15 failed, and several are either ‘too close to call’ or need interpretation and analysis of their impact before reporting. We are still compiling […]

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Election Day 2016 for EveryLibrary Campaigns

Over $300 million in library funding was at stake yesterday for the 16 library communities EveryLibrary supported. Results on Election Night were mixed. While the results aren’t official yet, it looks nine won and six* lost; one* is still ‘too close to call’ as of this writing. The wins total up to about $90 million in new funding for those libraries. […]

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A Win for Liberty, NY

Great news from our friends in Liberty, NY. on winning their building bond election last night (August 9) 264 to 45. Their library can now undertake a big remodeling project that has been in the planning and feasibility stage for some time. The updates to the library include ADA compliance, better use of a more […]

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Winning Around Michigan

It was a good night last night in Michigan for our library campaigns. We are happy to report that 3 out of 4 of our library communities passed their ballot measures!  EveryLibrary’s pro-bono campaign advising and consulting was only possible because of our donors. With your support we were able to donate when the campaigns […]

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We Learn More from Our Losses

We’re sorry to report that both Kern County, CA. and Oakley, CA. lost their measures yesterday. They both got simple majorities but not the 66% they needed to pass. Oakley will likely go back to the drawing board on a new library for their growing town. Kern County Library faces a huge budget problem and a […]

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The Constant Campaign – 2015 Campaign Re-Cap for Library Journal

EveryLibrary is pleased to continue our collaboration with Library Journal on review and analysis of the prior year’s library election results. This year, Executive Director John Chrastka, Executive Director, and Rachel Korma, Editor for The Political Librarian, review and discuss nearly 150 ballot measures, levies, millages, parcel taxes, warrant articles, referendum, and bonds that set or […]

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With Annual Giving, Tried-And-True Still Works

This post on fundraising is by Marc Huber. Marc Huber is an 18 year fundraising veteran who has consulted on the $25.3 million capital campaign for the DeKalb Public Library, IL, and is currently working as Director of Development for the IUPUI University Library in Indianapolis, IN. Marc is a member of ALA, ACRL, and […]

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Election Day 2015 – First Look

Library elections are ‘evergreen’ campaigns.  They can happen any time of the year, and do.  From primaries and special elections to state and municipal off-cycle elections to general elections, libraries on the ballot.  Yesterday, November 3rd, we saw at least 43 libraries in 12 states go before the voters to renew basic tax funding or […]

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October Elections Round Up

There were a few library elections that we were tracking in October. We’re proud to see that all three were WINS for libraries.  Hopefully this trend will continue in to November. A ballot initiative called Norman Forward (OK) was passed by 72% of voters on October 13. A one half percent sales tax, over 15 […]