Southampton ballot question results

A total of 1,103 votes were cast during the special referendum

SOUTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – 22News is working for you with results from Southampton’s special referendum on Thursday.

Residents in Southampton voted “No” on all seven ballot questions, including whether they’d like to override the property tax cap for the town.

QUESTION 1

“Shall the town vote to have its elected Treasurer/Collector become an appointed Treasurer/Collector of the town?”

YES: 434

NO: 659

QUESTION 2

“Shall the Town of Southampton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to pay costs of purchasing a Fuel Station and Generator for the Highway Department, including the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto?”

YES: 341

NO: 750

QUESTION 3

“Shall the Town of Southampton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to pay costs of designing, constructing, originally equipping and furnishing a new Public Safety Complex, including the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto?”

YES: 262

NO: 834

QUESTION 4

“Shall the Town of Southampton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to pay costs of designing and engineering a new Public Safety Complex, including the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto?”

YES: 317

NO: 775

QUESTION 5

“Shall the Town of Southampton be allowed to assess an additional $135,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of funding additional Ambulance Service Coverage for the fiscal year beginning July first 2015?”

YES: 390

NO: 707

QUESTION 6

“Shall the Town of Southampton be allowed to assess an additional $63,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of funding a police officer for the fiscal year beginning July first 2015?”

YES: 431

NO: 665

QUESTION 7

“Shall the Town of Southampton be allowed to assess an additional $68,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of supplementing the Elementary School Budget for the fiscal year beginning July first 2015?”

YES: 432

NO: 669

A total of 1,103 votes were cast out of 4,316 registered voters. Voter turn out was just over 25%.

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