WASHINGTON — Voters in Washington overwhelmingly approved an addition to the land use ordinance Nov. 2.

The final vote totals were 433 yes, 62 no, 11 blank.

This addition states that buildings or structures which are damaged can be repaired and used for the same purpose within two years.

The wording of the amendment is:

Proposed wording (insert in Art. IV, Section 2, subsection E)

Any conforming residential or commercial building/structure which is hereafter damaged or destroyed by fire, or any cause, may be restored or reconstructed and used as before within 24 months of the date of said damage or destruction, with permit approval by the Code Enforcement Officer. Expansion of the prior structure during reconstruction shall be governed by Article IV, Section 6, subsection A.