Override History

Election Index Override History


YEAR

DATE

QUESTION

YES

NO

BLANK

VOTERS

REGISTERED

% VOTING

1980


Proposition 2 1/2 passed

8,195

5,981

553




1981

March 2

Town - annual




2,943

17,090

17.22%



Q1 - accept Ch. 258 Sec. 13, indemnify town officers

1,502

545

896



YES

1982

March 1

Town - annual




3,488

15,675

22.25%



Q1 - sale of Wollaston golf course, (Norfolk County Commissioners)

1,630

959

899



YES



Q2 - Debt Exclusion - Purchase of Centennial Park ($500,000 bonds of total project of $1,105,000 purchase price ATM 1980, Art 23)

1,947

1,008

533



YES



Q3 - Debt Exclusion - storm drainage ($1,000,000 ATM 1980, Art 24)

1,935

980

573



YES

1983

March 7

Town - annual




4,664

15,854

29.42%



Q1 - override $350,000 operating several departments

1,524

2,786

354



NO



Q2 - alcoholic beverages served at club

2,693

1,738

233



YES

1984

March 5

Town - annual




4,210

15,305

27.51%



Q1 - Board of Light Commissioners - non binding-

1,703

1,836

671



NO


June 5

Town - special




2,150

14,532

14.79%



Q1 - affirm ATM appropriation of $2 500-000-Town Hall renovations

590

1,558

2



NO


Nov 6

Q1 - alcoholic beverages served at clubs

7,688

5,588




YES



Q2 - Fluoridated water supply

7,524

6,513

577



YES

1985

March 4

Town - annual




2,237

16,464

13.59%

1986

March 3

Town - annual




3,542

15,475

22.89%



Q1 - Debt Exclusion - bonds prior to 2 1/2

1,528

1,736

278



NO



Q2 - Debt Exclusion - school roof repair

1,542

1,742

258



NO



Q3 - Debt Exclusion - school roof repair

1,523

1,761

258



NO


Nov 4

State




10,415

15,119

68.89%



Q9 - alcoholic Beverages at clubs

5,245

4,515

655



YES



Q10 - Debt Exclusion - Fire Station construction ($2,500,000 bonds; total project $2,988,000)

5,005

4,350

1,060



YES

1987

March 2

Town - annual




2,853

14,503

19.67%

1988

March 14

Town - annual




6,015

14,680

40.97%

1989

March 7

Town - annual




6,671

16,498

40.44%



Q1 - override $240,000 asbestos removal

3,202

3,309

160



NO



Q2 - override $700,000 capital outlay

2,458

4,050

163



NO



Q3 - override $922,000 operating general

2,643

3,846

182



NO



Q4 - override $204,000 operating police/fire

1,965

4,478

228



NO



Q5 - non-binding sewer program






NO

1990

March 6

Town - annual




5,372

15,871

33.85%


May 5

Town - special




7,864

16,026

49.07%



Q1 - Override $347,300 DPW -solid waste contract

4,038

3,678

148



YES



Q2 - Override $270,600 operating Schools

5,420

2,359

85



YES



Q3 - Override $15,000 operating Board of Health

3,410

4,272

181



NO



Q4 - Override $6,900 operating Personnel Board

2,325

5,297

242



NO



Q5 - Override $15,389 operating Youth Commission

2,623

5,052

189



NO



Q6 - Debt Exclusion $97,450 dredge Rockridge Pond

2,595

5,084

185



NO



Q7 - Debt Exclusion $7,500,000 WHS renovation -

4,481

3,266

117



YES

1991

March 5

Town - annual




4,517

15,903

28.40%


May 7

Town - special




6,115

14,986

40.80%



Q1 - Override $246,800 operating School Committee

3,935

2,103

77



YES



Q2 - Override $78,200 operating Branch Libraries

3,519

2,519

77



YES



Q3 - remove fire chief from civil service yes









Q4 - remove police chief from civil service yes







1992

March 3

Town - annual




3,595

25,598

14.04%

1993

March 2

Town - annual




4,018

16,731

24.02%

1994

March 1

Town - annual




3,533

15,934

22.17%

1995

March 7

Town - annual




3,983

15,920

25.02%

1996

March 12

Town - annual




3,885

15,563

24.96%


May 7

Town - special




1,674

15,672

10.68%



Q1 - Debt Exclusion - RDF improvements ($3,460,000 bonds; $3,462,300 project cost)

1,006

643

25



YES


October 8

Town - special




2,681

15,672

17.11%



Q1 - accept Ch. 19 Sec. 37/48 civil service police

1,198

1,423

60






Q2 - accept Ch. 19 Sec. 37/48 civil service fire

1,218

1,427

36




1997

March 4

Town - annual




3,680

15,737

23.38%

1998

March 3

Town - annual




7,391

15,410

47.96%



Q1 - Debt Exclusion- $22,867,000 Sprague/Bates school renovations (Vote invalidated by subsequent action of ZBA denial of Warren portion of plan see new vote in 1999)

4,184

2,973

234



YES

1999

March 2

Town - annual




4,656

15,458

30.12%


May 11

Town - special




4,731

15,484

30.55%



Q1 - Debt Exclusion - Sprague/Bates school renovations ($23,000,000 project cost)

3,410

1,316

5



YES

2000

February 29

Town - annual




4,923

15,491

31.78%


May 2

Town - special




4,084

15,597

26.18%



Q1 - override $750,000 operating school

3,120

957

7



YES

2001

March 6

Town - annual




1,389

15,854

8.76%



rescheduled - held March 13 due to snow








May 1

Town - special




4,615

15,768

29.27%



Q1 - override $1,967,821 general operating

3,031

1,582

2



YES

2002

March 5

Town - annual




2,151

15,254

14.10%


May 7

Town - special




4,085

15,223

26.83%



Q1 - override $2,539201 general operating

2,814

1,265

6



YES


Nov 2

Q4 - Community Preservation Act Acceptance

7,565

3,448

924

11,937

15,532

76.85%

2003

January 28

Town - special




5,168

15254

33.88%



Q1 -Debt Exclusion $38,200,000 Wellesley Middle School renovation

2,271

2,894

0



NO


March 4

Town Annual




3,458

15,600

22.17%


May 13

Town - Special




8,149

15,256

53.42%



Q1 - override $2,895,436 general operating

4,345

3,804

6



YES

2004

March 9

Town - annual




1,255

15,471

8.1%

2005

January 25

Town -Special




3,913

16155

24.22%



Q1 - Debt Exclusion - WMS Renovation ($26,175,000 project cost)

2879

1033




YES


March 1

Town - annual




4,558

15,893

28.68%


May 10

Town Special - TIERED BALLOT




8,264

15,594

52.99%



Q1 - Override for $3,552,392 general operating plus "basket of services" (Branch Libraries, Elementary Spanish, Sunday at RDF, Police, Fire, other School Programs)

4,101

4,118

45

8,219


NO



Q2 - Override for $2,596,851 general operating

4,465

3,750

49

8,215


YES

2006

March 6

Town - Annual




2,290

15,120

15%


May 16

Town Special




9,506

15,200

63%



Q1 - Override for $3,158,618 general operating

5607

3862

37



YES



Q2 - Override for $45,043 for RDF Sunday hours

4325

5126

55



NO



Q3 - Override for $75,603 for Branch Library operations for one year.

4512

4927

67



NO

2007

March 6

Town Annual




1,950

15,289

12.75%


May 15

Town Special




4954

15312

32%



Q1 - Debt Exclusion -$18 000-000-over ten years to fund Group Insurance Liability Fund (OPEB)

3343

1586

37



YES



Q2 - Debt Exclusion - Preservation of Morses Pond ($650,000); Stormwater drainage($1,306,000); School infrastructure (roofs and boilers)($11,207,000)

3448

1493

55



YES

2008

March 4

Town Election




3201

15719

20%



No override







2008

Dec 9

Special Election




7959

16560

48%



Q1- Debt Exclusion - Wellesley High School ($130,579,500 total project cost less $44M state grant= $86,579,500 projected local cost))

5070

2889

2



YES

2009

March 3

Town Election




1843

16047

11%



No override







2010

March 2

Town Election




2784

16084

17%



No override







2011

March 1

Town Election




2300

15567

15%


May 18

Q1- Debt Exclusion - DPW Administrative Office Building (projected cost $3,112,732)

617

338


955

14985

YES

2012

March 13

Town Election - no override




3952

15478

26%

2013

March 5

Town Election - no override




1149

16598

7%

2014

May 20

Q 1 Referendum - purchase of 494 Washington St.

3976

3114


7232

18666

YES


May 20

Q1 - Override for $3,345,000 general operating

4258

2945


7232

18666

YES


Dec 9

Q1 Debt Exclusion - Fiske and Schofield repair
(projected cost $19,634,824)

1410

370


1784

16469

YES



Q1 Debt Exclusion - Wellesley Middle School Windows (projected cost $4,909,300)

1423

356


1784

16469

YES

2015

March 3

Q1 Debt Exclusion - Purchase of "North 40" land abutting Weston Road from Wellesley College

2017

509


360

16111

YES

2016

March 14

Q1 - amend Town Bylaw - Create Town Manager

2131

2834


42

16267

NO


May 10

Q1 - Debt Exclusion - Tolles Parsons Senior Center Construction (projected cost $7,297,000; borrow $5,482,000, gift $815,000, transfer from WHS Project $1,000,000)

2221

1722


1

15900

YES