- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

DERRY, N.H. (AP) - Residents in Derry residents have voted to overturn a budget that cut public safety departments in favor of lowering taxes.

WMUR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1LLCuvd) over 6,000 ballots had been cast Tuesday, a record turnout for a special election in town. The clerk only ordered 2,500 ballots, based on turnout in earlier special elections.

Residents voted to repeal all eight budget cuts, including those impacting the town’s police, fire and public works departments.

The Town Council passed the budget in May. Residents filed petitions asking the council to reverse the cuts or hold a special election. A judge ordered that a special election take place.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, https://wmur.com

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