Amidst low voter turnout, the Rye City School District budget vote passed today, May 17, 2011 by a 868 yes vs a 419 no vote.
Ed Fox and Karen Belanger also captured the two open board of education seats. The two ran unopposed.
Eligible voters in Rye: 9,380 (approximate)
Total people voting: 1,287 or 13.7% of eligible votes (your civics teacher would be ashamed!)
School budget yes: 868 or 67.4%
School budget no: 419 or 32.6%
Ed Fox: 1,023 or 79.5%
Karen Belanger: 1,077 or 83.7%
Bertrand De Frondeville and Martin Gersen each received one vote as write-in candidates (that's 0.0777% each…).