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Montgomery won an absolute majority, Grados a plurality.

May 21, 2013
Total voters: 1,719
.
% of
total
voters
John Montgomery 891 52%
Bob Grados 771 45%
Seth Oster 575 33%
David Graeber 558 32%

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5.21.2013 Official Vote Count
IRVINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
OFFICIAL VOTE COUNT MAY 21, 2013
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A parent’s explanation of bullet voting:

Bullet voting is an option in any election in which more than one seat is open and voters can cast two or more ballots. These situations tend to occur in school board and city council elections.

Bullet voting makes sense in elections in which a voter’s favorite candidate has a shot at getting the last open seat but isn’t likely to win the first seat.

Let¹s say, for example, that at the time you and 10 of your fellow Ms. A supporters get to the voting station, Mr. B is leading Ms. A by 4 votes for the second seat. The eleven of you are the last citizens to vote. If all of you vote for both Ms. A and Mr. B, he will maintain his four-vote lead and win the second seat. But if all 11 of you vote for Ms. A alone (that is, 11 votes for her and none for Mr. B), you would erase her 4-vote deficit and give her a 7-vote lead over Mr. B. In that case, Ms. A would win the second seat.

The scenario would be different if you were convinced that Ms. A is a shoo-in for the first seat. In that case, you’d want to use your second vote to help either Mr. B beat out Ms. C for the second seat.

If you can’t count on Ms. A coming in first, and you don’t think she has a lock on the second seat, either, you should probably bullet vote for her.

Source: Irvington Parents Forum

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5.21.2013 Official Vote Count

Budget
Yes
Budget
No
Montgomery Grados Oster Graeber Write-in
Robyne Camp
Total
machine votes
1000
(61%)
633
(39%)
891 575 771 558  6
Total absentee
ballots
27 26 31 21 22 17  1
Total
votes cast
1027 659 922 596 793 575  7

659+33=692

692/1719

1027

@@@@@ 1027 + 659 = 1686

698

65 votes

33 votes needed to vote no

33 abstentions

659+33=

Machine/Absentee Ballots 1,719
Approximately Possible Voters 6,400
Total Voters – 5/21/13 1,719
Total Budget Votes – 5/21/13 1,686
Total Candidate Votes –
5/21/13 out of possible 3,438
2,893

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BUDGET
2013
 YES   1027  60%
 NO   659  38%
 ABSTAIN   33  2%
 TOTAL 1719

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BUDGET
2012
 YES   904  57%
 NO   425  27%
 ABSTAIN   249  16%
 TOTAL  1578

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:
4 is not 2

Application for Absentee Ballot | 2013
Voter Information Sheet | 2013


  • May 14, 2013 – deadline to submit an Absentee Ballot Application if you want ballot mailed to you.
  • May 20, 2013 – deadline to submit an Absentee Ballot Application if you plan to pick up the ballot in person.
  • May 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm – deadline for Absentee Ballots to be received by Elaine Cardea, District Clerk.

  • If you will be out of the COUNTY on May 21st, you are eligible to vote by absentee ballot.
  • There is no requirement that you be out of town overnight on May 20th or May 21st.
  • SO: if you work long hours in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, or any other county apart from Westchester County, you may wish to absentee vote.

  • District-estimated tax increase: 4.85%
  • Likely real tax increase (the “tax shift” due to successful tax certs): 7% to 8%

  • Percent increase in IUFSD spending: 5.7%
  • Percent increase in core PCE inflation: 1.26%

  • Actual Fund Balance (the district surplus – not committed to programs or staff): $2,046,240
  • Estimated Fund Balance 2013-2014: $2,162,800
  • Proposed spending above tax cap: $1,277,756


  VOTES, VOTERS, AND BULLET VOTES
  ROBYN KERNER  797
  MARIA KASHKIN  732
  ROBYNE CAMP  705
  JOHN DAWSON  391
  DELLA LENZ  320
 TOTAL  2945
 TOTAL # INDIVIDUAL VOTERS  1578
 TOTAL # POTENTIAL VOTES FOR 2 SEATS (2 X 1578)  3156
 TOTAL # (possible) BULLET VOTES (3156 – 2945)   211

People hate to bullet vote.


AND SEE:
what people who do not have children in the schools pay to educate the children of people who do
how we got here
4 is not 2
budget vote
Core Knowledge: curriculum & property values

 BUDGET
 YES   904  57%
 NO   425  27%
 ABSTAIN   249  16%
 TOTAL  1578

Election: May 15, 2012

The folks in the press can quote me. We will need to go over the tax cap next year.
– BOE member Bob Grados
meeting of the Board of Education
March 6, 2012
Tape #5
20:53:55


AND SEE:
What people who do not have children in the schools pay
to educate the children of people who do

How we got here
4 is not 2
Budget vote
Core Knowledge: curriculum & property values