LISBON — In a second referendum in as many months on Tuesday, voters approved a $14.2 million school budget for 2009-10 by a vote of  417-380. In an opinion question, 315 said they thought the budget was too much and 75 thought it was too low.

The original budget, $14.33 million was reduced by $115,381. That was defeated in a referendum in June. 

A total of 798 votes were cast Tuesday, representing 12 percent of the 6,886 eligible registered voters, Town Clerk Twila Lycette said. The cost of the second election was $3,000 Lycette said.

Tuesday’s turnout was better than the first referendum in June when only 421 residents turned out and defeated the question 190-231. 


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