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    Cyburbian SGB's avatar
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    US November Elections: voter participation

    My employer is a suburban/rural community of +25,000.
    Unofficial voter participation on 11/8 was +32.91%.

    Anybody out there actually have a participatory democracy this week?

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    Quote Originally posted by SGB
    My employer is a suburban/rural community of +25,000.
    Unofficial voter participation on 11/8 was +32.91%.

    Anybody out there actually have a participatory democracy this week?
    We didn't have elections this week, but our city elections last spring had a 20.2% turnout

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    52.3%

    no discrimination law confirmation and lotsa bond issues on the ballot plus tax relief for working waterfronts - no races

    pretty good!

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    I can't even find any figures on voter turnout in Albany. I'm assuming it wasn't stellar, though.

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    Try Albany County Board of Elections - Election Results.

    You may have to do some additional research and math for registered voter participation rates, though.

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    The city I work for had a whopping 14% turnout. I think SLC's was about the same. Sandy City, where there was a referendum on a zoning issue had a 60% turnout (it involved, of course, wal mart)

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    23% turnout for this last one. Usually elections like this where there aren't any officials on the ballot only have about 10% turnout. Amazing how many more people will turn out to repress homosexuals...

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    You all have steller turnouts compared to my city's (about 10,000) turnout of 9%.

    We had no proposals in front of us. Just three elections, one for mayor (she was unopposed), one for three council seat with five candidates, and one for board of review, where I'm proud to say I got two-thirds of the write in votes (there were three of those).
    Maintaining enthusiasm in the face of crushing apathy.

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