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2020 School election, budget vote results

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GHENT–Four of the six school districts in Columbia County have reported results in this year’s budget referendums and school board elections. Budgets were approved by comfortable margins in all four: Chatham, Germantown, Hudson and New Lebanon.

Ichabod Crane and Taconic Hills districts had not released results by 1 a.m. June 17.

All voters voted by absentee ballots this year because of the Covid-19 epidemic. But one school official said that the total number of voters was higher this election because the absentee paper ballots made it easier for people to vote. Each ballot included a stamped return envelope for the ballot.

Chatham

Proposed budget

Yes 1,205*

No 565

Prop. 2: Reduce board seats from 9 to 7

Yes 1,278*

No 453

Board seats (3)

Matthew Fisch 1,181*

Destiny Hallenbeck 1,310*

Patricia Wilson 1,223*

Germantown

Proposed budget

Yes 779*

No 448

Board seats (2)

Ralph DelPozzo 670*

Lester Olsson 588

Allison Meek 619*

Ira Sher 439

Hudson

Proposed budget

Yes 1,267*

No 748

Prop. 2: Create capital reserve

Yes 1,338*

No 676

Board seats (2)

Sage Carter 1,574*

Carrie Otty 1,623*

Ichabod Crane

Proposed budget

Yes

No

Board seats (3)

Elaine Berlin

John Chandler

Tammy Crawford

Kelly Firmbach

Susan Ramos

New Lebanon

Proposed budget

Yes 286*

No 77

Taconic Hills

Proposed budget

Yes

No

Board seat (1)

Heidi Beneke (Beneke Main)

Sheryl Boris-Schacter

Lynn Brandt

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