November 2, 2010

Turnout down from 2006

During the last midterm election in Bristol -- featuring the hotly contested reelection fight by Sen. Joe Lieberman in 2006 -- some 27.1 percent of registered voters had turned out at the polls by noon.
This year, only 24 percent had voted by noon, despite the nice weather.
But there are some 2,000 more registered voters this year than in 2006 so the total number of voters casting a ballot by noon is down only a little from 2006's level.
The registrar's office reports that voting so far today has been "smooth as butter," which is exactly what everyone hopes for.
There have been on reports of any problems at the polls.
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dumb-o-crap scum is staying home. They know their girl Pelosi is going to get booted out of the speaker chair today and Obama-nation is going to be a one term stooge.

Anonymous said...

Looks like somebody needs a hit of Prozac.

Anonymous said...

Be like the unions vote early vote often

Anonymous said...

Steve, if there are more registered voters today than in 2006, then the turnout is even worse today than the numbers indicate, yes?

What am I missing?

Anonymous said...

Ok, I wrote the 4:28 post and now I see why you said what you said but it would seem to me that if 2,000 more people registered since 2006, then you would assume that they would be more inclined to vote, moving up the percentage.

As they say, "Figures don't lie, but liars figure." Good luck with tonight.