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Override Index
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
32.00%
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





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