CAROLINE CROSSROADS Free Lance-Star reporter Robyn Sidersky covers Caroline County government and schools. You can reach her at 540/374-5413 or You can follow coverage on Facebook or Twitter as well.
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School Board chairwoman optimistic about bond referendum

School Board Chairwoman Nancy Carson has been at the polls today encouraging Caroline voters to support the $26.3 million school bond referendum.

Carson, who represents the Mattaponi district, said the turnout is just picking up. She said it’s been “dead the last two hours.”

She’s optimistic about the referendum passing.

“I feel real positive about it,” she said.
She said 90 percent of the people she’s talked to are in support of it. She’s been at Caroline High School today.
She was pleased with the turnout of voters, for a year that there isn’t a presidential election, as well.
“I think it’s been a little bit higher than I expected. A lot of people have said they came to vote just for the bond referendum,” she said.

Caroline Voter Registrar Danette Moen said the voter turnout as of 2 p.m. was 21 percent.  There are 12 precincts in the county.
She said in the last gubernatorial election, which was 2009, the turnout was 38 percent.