Voters on Tuesday approved a public question to let the state sell $125 million in bonds to fund grants to improve public libraries, according to unofficial results.

With nearly all precincts reporting, 60 percent, or 903,584 voters said 'yes' to the question. The grants will be used to “build, equip and expand public libraries to increase capacity and serve the public," the question stated.

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Municipalities or counties that fund public libraries will match the grant amount either directly or through solicitation of private sources.

In Cape May County, voters approved the public question with 58.8 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results Tuesday from the clerk’s office.

Cumberland County voters approved the public question with 57.6 percent of the vote, unofficial results show.

Ocean County’s results were very close, with 49.9 percent for and 50 percent against, unofficial results show.

Atlantic County’ voters approved the question with 55.9 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results.

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I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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