2005/07/28

Eight hundred ballots

They have to be kidding. According to the Commercial Appeal, that’s only about “one-half of one percent of the districts’ 138,000 registered voters.” That isn’t much folks. I hope that the numbers will improve with the August 4 ballots. Hopefully. But we all know that in Memphis that doesn’t mean too much does it? This is a special election, it is an off-season election, and this is Memphis. Need I say more?
The most recent special election in May, when Kathryn Bowers was elected to the state Senate, yielded more than 1,200 early votes and about 7 percent total turnout. This election's total turnout probably will be less.

"When you look at that, you can say it's slow," he said. "I can only hope we'll get to about five percent. We'll have to wait and see."


They’re only expecting about five percent. Even worse, right? If there’s one thing Memphians have to do it is to take every election seriously. Make a choice. Never fence sit or be content to just rant and rave. You can do better and you can make a difference; you can vote. So, either use it, or run the risk of losing it. And yes, that could happen here.

For the full story go to Early votes trickling in.

2 Comments:

Blogger mike said...

You have to remember, these are primaries, not real elections. The County government shouldn't even be involved in party primaries, but it's cheaper for the parties this way. ;-)

Fri Jul 29, 02:32:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Len said...

The County government shouldn't even be involved in party primaries....

Oh wow! Mr. Mike and I agree on something!

;-)

Fri Jul 29, 11:43:00 AM CDT  

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