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Chatham Voters Approve School Budget, Technology Funding

A total of 2,142 people—about 15 percent of eligible voters—cast ballots Wednesday in the borough and township.

Chatham voters approved the school budget and a second question on Wednesday's ballot to fund technology improvements in the district.

About 15 percent of registered township and borough voters hit the polls Wednesday with 71.72 percent in favor of the school budget and 66.80 percent in favor of the $460,000 in technology enhancement funding.

The $65.6 million budget will increase taxes by $170.57 for the average borough home assessed at $661,262 and $369.25 for the average township home assessed at $762,196.

In Chatham Borough, 1,100 voters cast ballots with 70.69 percent voting in favor of the school budget and 65.92 percent in favor of the technology funding.

There were 1,042 Chatham Township voters who cast ballots with 71.72 percent approving the school budget and 66.80 in favor of the technology funding.

The Board of Education election was uncontested with Chatham Township's Michelle Clark (828) and Kim Cronin (829) picking up the most votes followed by the borough's Richard Connors (687) and Jill Critchley Weber (716).

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