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On Second Try, Voters Pass $180 Million Albany High School Plan

Albany High School

In a second referendum plans for a new $180 million city high school in Albany won by 228 votes last night.

However, the Times Union reports voting problems throughout the day had some voters wondering if the final outcome should stand. Residents had conflicting information over where to vote and polling places that didn’t open on time as well as long lines and “emergency ballot” voting after some locations ran out of ballots. Voters had to fill out paper ballots, which some worried would be lost or thrown out. Others said they saw ballots left unsecured in envelopes which prompted some call for a re-vote.

Affidavit ballots are the only remaining ballots to be counted. District officials expect eh number to be so low as to not matter.

David Guistina is the host of Capital Connection, Legislative Gazette, and Morning Edition and the producer of the Media Project on WAMC.