Library Budget Votes

Based on 2006-2010 Annual Reports for Public and Association Libraries

Year

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Notes

Number of Public Libraries 394 395 397 400 401  
Number of Public Libraries Reporting Budget Votes 195 184 189 196 188 a
Number of Successful Budget Votes - Public Libraries 191 181 184 188 186  
Percentage of Successful Budget Votes - Public Libraries 97.95% 98.37% 97.35% 95.9% 98.9%  
Number of Association Libraries 360 358 358 356 355  
Number of Association Libraries Reporting Budget Votes 124 121 118 121 118 b
Number of Successful Budget Votes - Association Libraries 123 117 114 119 114  
Percentage of Successful Budget Votes - Association Libraries 99.19% 96.69% 96.61% 98.3% 96.6%  
Total Number of Public and Association Libraries 754 753 755 756 756  
Total Number of Public and Association Libraries Reporting Budget Votes 319 305 307 317 306  
Total Number of Successful Budget Votes - Public and Association Libraries 314 298 298 307 300  
Percentage of Successful Budget Votes - Public and Association Libraries 98.43% 97.70% 97.07% 96.85% 98%  

a. 213 public library budgets not subject to public vote; 2 libraries have votes conducted by more than one municipality or district

b. 239 association library budgets not subject to public vote; 7 libraries have votes conducted by more than one municipality or district

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