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The Guilderland Central School District conducted an exit survey during its Annual School Budget Vote on May 20, 2014. The purpose was to collect demographic data about who voted on the budget and information about why voters voted the way they did. The survey was voluntary and anonymous. Surveys were made available to
voters at the polling sites for anyone who chose to ill one out after voting,
both electronically and in paper form. While these results do not represent the opinions of all voters, they do provide many residents’ perceptions about the district and its proposed budget. The following data were compiled by the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service in cooperation with BOCES public information specialist assigned to Guilderland, Amy
Percentages, where provided, are out of the number of survey participants who responded to that particular question, and not out of the total number of survey participants. For some questions, total percentages may add up to more than 100% because participants were able to select more than one answer choice.
Guilderland voter turnout and survey participation
In 2014, 2,637 residents voted on Guilderland’s school budget. This voter turnout continued a downward trend since 2010 and was 5% lower than in 2013. [
See chart below.
Of the 2,637 residents who voted, 694 chose to ill out an exit survey, a
response rate of 26%. This response rate is 5 percentage points higher than last year’s. [
See chart below.
] Of the 694 completed surveys, 208—or 30%—were completed online, more than triple the percentage from two years ago.
VOTER TURNOUT AND SURVEY RESPONSE RATE: HISTORICAL TRENDS
In 2014, 26% of
voters filled out
an exit survey, a higher response rate than last year.
2014 GUILDERLAND BUDGET VOTE EXIT SURVEY REPORT2