GORHAM — Several voters exiting the polls this morning said they didn’t support borrowing money to build a new multi-purpose athletic stadium and synthetic turf field.

Residents are voting today on whether to bond $3 million for the stadium on the former Chick property at the intersection of routes 25 and 202, and for improvements to the nearby Narragansett School and public safety building.

Victor Woodbrey, a former coach and athletic director for Cape Elizabeth schools, said he didn’t vote to borrow the money.

“I don’t think it’s necessary,” he said. “I think they should put the turf on the present field.”

Kassandra Barbour said she would have supported the school improvements but not along with the turf project.

“There are too many things lumped together,” she said.

A Gorham firefighter and paramedic, Dean Belanger said he knows many departments in town are in line to make large purchases.

“I think we need to serve the whole community,” he said.

Thom Courtney said he sees the benefits and drawbacks of spending the money on the project. He wasn’t sure how he’d vote going into the booth, but eventually decided to support the project.

“Taking on debt concerns me, but, at the same time, I see how much revenue comes in with a soccer tournament,” he said.

Just over 400 of the town’s 12,000 registered voters had cast their ballots about 11 a.m. Voters are also considering the school district’s $31.2 million budget. Residents of Ward 1 vote at Gorham Middle School and Ward 2 residents vote at the recreation center.