History of Overrides in Ashburnham and Westminster

Source: given to SOCS member Natalie Nelson by Superintendent Gary Mazzola in January 0f 2017. Information originally created for a 2011 Superintendent’s Report.

Summary:

  • Ashburnham has voted “yes” twice since 1997, and both times the override passed.
  • Westminster has voted “yes” 7 times since 1997 but has been vetoed 5 times by Ashburnham.
  • Westminster has never voted “no” when Ashburnham has voted “yes”.
  • Second votes on overrides have always done worse than the first votes in both towns.
Ashburnham Westminster
Fiscal Year Ending Override Amount Voted Yes Voted No Outcome Voted Yes Voted No Outcome Overall Outcome
6/30/2011 $356,632 402 592 No 685 607 Yes No
6/30/2010 $393,752 335 587 No 372 469 No No
6/30/2009 $295,159 378 587 No 544 409 Yes No
6/30/2008 $806,146 548 923 No 799 1002 No No
6/30/2008 $1,227,912 467 662 No 596 736 No No
6/30/2007 No override requested
6/30/2006 No override requested
6/30/2005 $1,493,290 769 647 Yes 776 643 Yes Yes
6/30/2004 $1,290,095 698 840 No 783 759 Yes No
6/30/2004 $1,318,147 790 837 No 1007 717 Yes No
6/30/2003 $470,635 ? ? No 603 823 No No
6/30/2003 $810,539 657 822 No 861 834 Yes No
6/30/2002 $1,311,683 267 647 No 552 715 No No
6/30/2002 $1,471,977 504 868 No 456 694 No No
6/30/2001 No override requested
6/30/2000 $685,941 399 244 Yes 574 519 Yes Yes
6/30/1999 No override requested
6/30/1998 No override requested