A special election to decide whether Cape May could leave the Lower Cape May Regional School District has been turned away by voters. The “no” vote won 92 percent to 8 percent and the margin was close to 4500. It was expected the Cape May would lose because Lower Township voters greatly outnumber the amount of Cape May voters. A ballot question in November was voted down that would have changed the school funding formula for the school district. Cape May believes it pays too much per student because the amount of taxes paid is based on property value. So on average Cape May property owners pay more than Lower Township property owners. The city council in Cape May had to go through this process before it continued further legal action, if it chooses to go that route. In Cape May itself, the vote went 393 to leave the district and 151 to stay in the district.