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School budget elections disappearing in New Jersey

4-12-14

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The April school budget election is swiftly becoming a thing of the past in New Jersey.

On April 23, voters in just 26 communities across the state will hold the elections in which voters are asked to approve their school property tax levy.

Just three years ago, most of the state’s 585 districts were required to hold the votes.

But most districts have taken advantage of a law that lets them move school board elections to November and skip the polling place with budget plans so long as the tax increase is kept under 2 percent.