Funding increase rejected for Southampton elementary school

350 voted in favor of the proposition and 435 voted against it

SOUTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Southampton Residents tonight rejected a ballot question that would have increased property taxes in town.

The voters said no to a $110,000, Proposition 2.5 override meant to fund two new positions at the Norris Elementary School.

A 55 percent majority rejected the override.

Voter turnout, was 25 percent.

In total, 785 ballots were cast. 350 voted in favor of the proposition, while 435 voted against it.