Polls opened at 6 a.m. and registered voters will be able to cast their ballots up until 8 p.m. Newtown Middle School, on Queen Street, is the only polling location for the budget vote.
As approved April 2 by the town's Legislative Council, the 2014-15 budget of $111,066,204 represents a "zero increase" over the current budget; the Mill Rate would actually go down by an estimated 0.02% to 33.31.
A complete budget guide, prepared by the town, has been embedded with this article.
The Ballot Questions
When voters step into the booth to cast their ballot, they will see the following questions:
Shall the sum of $39,720,900 be appropriated as the budget for the Board of Selectmen for the fiscal year? (Yes or No)
- Advisory Question: Do you deem the proposed sum of $39,720,900 to be appropriated for the Board of Selectmen as "too low"?
Shall the sum of $71,345,304 be appropriated as the budget for the Board of Education for the fiscal year? (Yes or No)
- Advisory Question: Do you deem the proposed sum of $71,345,304 to be appropriated for the Board of Education as "too low"?
How are you voting?