Update: Final tally 7060 NO to 7036 YES — referendum defeated by 24 votes
As of the evening on Wednesday, Nov. 9, the $140 million referendum was voted down by 176 votes, 6918 NO to 6742 YES. It may change a little in the coming days as mail-in ballots trickle in (must be postmarked by Nov. 8), but it is unlikely to change significantly.
Thank you to all who helped with the effort, especially to those who contributed for the yard signs. You helped draw attention to the referendum for many who had no idea it was on the ballot..
Batavians for Responsible Government had nothing to do with the mailers that urged a “no” vote and has no idea who sent them, but if the sender is reading this, we are very grateful you did!