Southbury residents are hitting the polls to vote on both the town and school budgets today.
As of 12 p.m. Wednesday 841 residents had cast their vote in the referendum, according to poll moderator Fay Deforest.
“It hasn’t been overwhelming,” said Deforest. “It seems very consistent with turnouts in past years.”
Residents are voting on a flat school budget and an increased municipal budget. The town figure represents a 1.3 percent increase in the town’s operating budget from the previous year. The Region 15 budget calls for no increase from the previous year.
Voters will see the following two questions when they head to the polls:
QUESTION 1: “Shall the Town of Southbury appropriate the sum of $19,134,875 for the municipal budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013?
QUESTION 2: “Shall the proposed 2012 - 2013 Budget of the Pomperaug Regional School District #15 in the amount of $ 60,251,578 be adopted?”
Polls will remain open until 8 p.m. at the Southbury Firehouse. Absentee ballots must be returned to the Registrar's Office before the close of polls tonight.