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Turnout down for Niagara Falls School Board election, budget vote (breakdown by polling place)

Turnout for Tuesday's school board and budget votes in Niagara Falls was down about 6.3 percent from last year, according to the official results.

There were 2,315 total ballots cast, including 130 absentee ballots and 12 affidavit ballots, according to figures released by the district Wednesday night.

There were 1,953 votes cast regarding the budget, which was approved 1,399 to 687, or roughly 2 to 1.

Here's the final tally in the school board race, which saw the two incumbents win: Nicholas S.J. Vilardo 1,035; Arthur L. Jocoy Jr. 1,020; Ken Hamilton 808; Thomas R. Vitello Sr. 729; Angela J. Bray 381; Steven DiNieri 287. There were four write-in votes.

Of the 23 polling sites, the ones with the largest turnout were Maple Avenue Elementary in DeVeaux, St. John de LaSalle and Grace Lutheran in LaSalle and the Cristoforo Columbo Society on Pine Avenue.

The sites with the lowest turnout were the Community Education Center on Lindburgh Avenue, City Hall and LaSalle Preparatory School.

Here's the breakdown by polling place:

Results by polling place of May 2014 Niagara Falls School District budget vote and board election


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Aaron Besecker

Aaron Besecker

Aaron Besecker joined The Buffalo News in 2007, where he has covered communities in Western New York as a beat reporter, multimedia journalist and assistant online editor. A Buffalo native, he began his career in journalism at the Niagara Gazette.

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