Wyckoff voted overwhelmingly to repeal a ban on games of chance on Election Day.
In the first unofficial results, 3,812 voters chose to overturn the ban on games of chance, and 922 Wyckoff residents voted to keep the ban intact.
With that decisive vote, the township will allow raffles, which are often used at events held by local charities and goodwill organizations as a means to raise operating funds.
An ordinance was introduced before the Wyckoff Township Committee in July, which left the fate of a provincial ban on raffles and other games of chance in the hands of Wyckoff voters on Election Day.
This wasn't the first time voters were being asked whether or not they'd like to see the the ban beaten back. Voters here failed to act on a measure to allow for raffles back in 1954, according to the text of the ordinance.
A number of Wyckoff organizations lobbied to have games of chance allowed over the last several months.
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