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Polls open June 11 for 2019-20 school-budget validation

Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019 for the 2019-20 school-budget validation.

School Budget Validation
7 a.m.-8 p.m. June 11, 2019
Cape Elizabeth High School Gym

Town Clerk Debra Lane, 207-799-7665.

Voters will be asked to validate the $26.9 million school budget adopted by the Town Council on May 13. [news article]

As in previous years, the school budget validation includes an optional, advisory question on whether the budget is too high, too low, or acceptable. In addition, voters will be asked whether they wish to continue the budget validation referendum process in Cape Elizabeth for an additional three years.

All election activities, including voter registration, will move to the polls on Election Day. The Town Clerk's office at Town Hall will be closed, but the Tax Office will be open.

Any questions should be directed to Town Clerk Debra Lane, 207-799-7665.

Absentee voting ended at the close of business June 6.

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School Budget Validation Referendum [notice of amounts]

Do you favor approving the Town of Cape Elizabeth school budget for the upcoming school year that was adopted at the latest school budget meeting of the Town Council?


The following is a non-binding expression of opinion for the consideration of the School Board and Town Council.

I find the school budget adopted at the May 13, 2019 Town Council’s school budget meeting to be:


School Budget Validation Referendum Process

Do you wish to continue the budget validation referendum process in Cape Elizabeth for an additional three years?


[Informational Note:

A "YES" vote will require Cape Elizabeth to continue to conduct a referendum to validate its annual school budget for thenext three years.

A "NO" vote will discontinue the budget validation referendum for a least three years and provide instead that the annual school budget shall be finally adopted at a meeting of the Town Council.]

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