The Mainland Community College District’s request for $87 million of general obligation bonds failed after a count of mail-in ballots resulted in more 'no’ votes.

Initial returns had the measure failing at the May 14 election by two votes, but the official results were not determined until last week when 39 mail-in ballots were counted.

The latest tally shows the bond proposal was defeated by 15 votes, with 3,294 against and 3,279 in favor.

Voters in the Galveston Bay-area junior college district turned down a $103 million bond package in 2009 by a margin of 115 votes.

The district’s revenue debt is rated A3 by Moody’s Investors Service.

The district has no outstanding GO debt.

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