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Absentee Ballots Put Montgomery School District's Full-Day Kindergarten Initiative Ahead by 12 Votes

By Barbara A. Preston | Posted November 9, 2022 - Updated November 16

Montgomery Township and Rocky Hill voters appear to have voted in favor of full day kindergarten by 12 votes, according to the most recent vote count as November 16. The new count includes absentee ballots. There are still an undisclosed number of provisional votes to count, so it is still too close to call this race.

Montgomery-Rocky Hill Board of Education Public Question

Should the district raise an additional $1,620,152 from property taxes for general funds in the 2022-2023 school year to provide for a full day kindergarten program? These funds will be used exclusively for additional costs required to provide for the program.

Yes — 3,788

No — 3,776

Montgomery-Rocky Hill Board of Education

3 seats open

Joanna Filak — 2,859

Anna Wolecka-Jernigan — 2,466

Mohammed Fahd Ansari — 1,750

Michelle Dowling — 2,627

Danish Mirza — 1,502

Richard Specht (incumbent) — 1,977

Phyllis Bursh (incumbent) — 1,956

Craig Rothenberg — 2,170

Douglas Herring — 1,864

John A. Sangiovanni III — 1,342

Leading candidates are highlighted in bold. These initial tallies do not represent the final election outcome. Results will be added as they become available, and therefore the reports on this page will change until final certification on November 26.

Ballots postmarked by November 8 were accepted until November 14. Provisional ballots are not counted until after all mail-in ballots are tallied. Detailed information and results on every race can be found on the county’s website.

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