22% Increase in Voter Turnout Makes the Difference
Tuesday's school budget vote saw 545 more voters turn out, which turned the tide for the district and resulted in a 57% to 43% approval of the new budget. While fewer voters rejected the budget this time around than they did in the May election—1399 in May compared to 1288 yesterday—that difference would not have been enough to pass the budget. The election was won by the more than 500 voters who turned out for this vote, all of whom, it appears, voted in favor of the budget. Pushing those in favor of the budget to a total of 1733 votes, or 656 more "yeas" than last month's 1077.