Thank you for your response.
Now, I have another question regarding this vote. In today's (2/6/03)
Brattleboro Reformer, there is an article about the L&G Budget being
voted down. The Chair (Wendy Freisen) states that "the australian ballot
system will not take effect until next year". Is that true? I was of
the understanding that if the voters voted for australian, it took
effect immediately with the next vote?
Kathy DeWolfe wrote:
> Good morning Dale.
> A public question is any article that is not a budget article or an article to elect officers.
> If a municpality or school district wants to do all of the articles on the warning by
> Australian ballot, the article "Shall the District vote all public questions by Australian
> ballot" is used to cover all of the remaining articles that are not changed by voting to do
> the budget or election of officers by Australian ballot.
> It appears that L & G will now do its budget by Australian ballot but that all of the other
> articles on the warning for the next meeting will be done by voting from the floor at the
> Best Wishes, Kathy
> On 5 Feb 2003 at 6:44, Dale Thiel wrote:
>>Last evening in Townshend, at the Leland and Gray Union High School
>>Annual Budget Meeting, there were several questions pertaining to
>>Australian ballot which had been presented to the school by petition.
>>The first article to adopt the budget vote by australian ballot, was
>>approved by the voters by paper ballot.
>>The second article for co-mingling was defeated.
>>The third article was confusing to the voters and the moderator said he
>>did not understand it also. As follows: "Shall the Leland and Gray Union
>>High School District #34 vote on all public questions by Australian ballot?"
>>Does anybody know exactly what the definition of "public questions" is?
>>The article was passed over....the statute seems to be broad and that
>>caused some confusion....
>>Any thoughts and comments will help answer questions today I am sure.
>>Thank you everyone-
> Kathy DeWolfe
> Director of Elections and Campaign Finance
> Office of the Vermont Secretary of State
> (802) 828-2304