33 abstentions this year:
(budget overrides the tax cap)

BUDGET
5/21/2013
 YES   1027  59.7%
 NO   659  38.3%
 ABSTAIN   33  1.9%
 TOTAL 1719

WHITE LINE BREAK
249 abstentions last year:
(budget below tax cap)

BUDGET
5/15/2012
 YES   904  57.3%
 NO   425  26.9%
 ABSTAIN   249  15.8%
 TOTAL  1578

An abstention is a polite ‘no.’


You may be able to download the vote count from the district website: IRVINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT | OFFICIAL VOTE COUNT | MAY 21, 2013. If the district link isn’t working, use this one: 5.21.2013 | Offical Count-Web

AND SEE:
Budget surpluses since 2008-2009