Colonial Referendum Passes With Wide Margin

Additional Taxes for Current Operating Expenses:
For: 5,742
Against: 3,880

Building For Against
Total 5742 3880
Carrie Downie Elementary School 352 163
Carvel State Office Building 20 14
Castle Hills Elementary School 376 300
Delaware City Library 106 173
Eisenberg Elementary School 334 269
Howard Weston Senior Center 102 184
Kingswood Community Center 24 9
McCullough Middle School 311 127
New Castle Senior Center 244 298
Pleasantville Elementary School 563 341
Rose Hill Community Center 129 57
Southern Elementary School 590 311
Victory Christian Fellowship 248 122
Wilbur Elementary School 977 816
William Penn High School 1010 408
Wilmington Manor Elementary School 316 254
Absentee 40 34

Officials said earlier in the day that “Over 6,100 people have voted in the Colonial Referendum so far. The turnout should be more than twice the number who voted on Feb 28.”

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