Disputed ballots cause cliffhanger for Edgemont School District?s budget

The Edgemont School District budget vote has turned into a cliffhanger, with eight votes being contested in the close race.

Election officials say the majority of budgets passed Tuesday except for five. The proposed $36.9 million spending plan for Edgemont would bring a 12.2 percent tax hike, the highest in the county. Officials say the count in Edgemont currently is 534 votes for the budget and 541 votes against it.

However, the Edgemont School District has some disputed ballots which are being contested. The superintendent says the problem with the eight ballots is that election officials are unable to verify whether the voters were registered. Until the Board of Elections rules on the validity of the ballots, the outcome cannot be determined.

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