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The Joplin High School was destroyed by an EF-5 tornado on May 22, 2011. Image by KTTS News
(AP) - A former Joplin city official wants election officials to review the results of an April 3 election in which voters approved a $62 million bond issue for the city's schools.
The measure passed by only 46 votes out of more than 8,600 cast. Doug Joyce, former parks and recreation director for Joplin, says he thinks the election results are invalid because residents who moved out of Joplin after a May 2011 tornado were allowed to return to their precincts to vote.
Joyce says he wants the election results put on hold until voter records are reviewed.
Jasper County Clerk Bonnie Earl told The Joplin Globe that residents who indicated they intended to move back to their former voting precincts were allowed to vote in the bond election.
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