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Press Release - Update on Special School Budget Referendum Vote

posted Sep 6, 2017, 6:55 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 10:03 AM ]


Issued September 6, 2017 at 12:30 PM-


The 420 uncounted school budget validation votes identified this morning have been tallied and the total unofficial results are below. The

outcome of the election, the passage of the School budget, remains the same:


2,402 Yes

2,226 No

       1 Blank

4629  Total     27.5% voter participation


The integrity of the election process and confidence in our abilities to conduct fair and open elections is paramount. Voters should be comforted by the fact that the post-election redundancies that are in place are effective in identifying any inconsistencies and most importantly that the process works.  However, to reassure our residents that we are committed to conducting fair, transparent, efficient, and accurate elections we have requested that the office of the Secretary of State conduct an audit of our election processes and procedures to identify any weaknesses and recommend best practices. In fact, the Town Manager, Tom Hall, and the Town Clerk, Tody Justice, spoke with Secretary of State Mathew Dunlap this morning and Secretary Dunlap has agreed to the request. He added that he has “full confidence in how Scarborough conducts its elections”.


The above results will be validated by the Town Council at their regular public meeting this evening.  Please feel free to contact either the Town Manager or the Town Clerk if you have further questions.

Contact: Thomas Hall, Town Manager

                  (207) 730-4031