November 5, 2013

Registrars delivering extra ballots, predicting turnout could reach 40 percent

The city's registrars just issued this:

The Registrars of Voters announce a larger-than-anticipated turnout for today’s election.  Participation plummeted in 2009 at 8,767 voters and bounced back only slightly in 2011 with 9,347 voters voting for Mayor and City Council. 

With 60% of the voting day behind us, more than 19% of registered voters have already gone to the polls.  Voter turnout could reach 40% for today’s municipal election.  To accommodate the anticipated above-average turnout, the Registrars of Voters will be delivering additional ballots to several polling places.

The downward trend in voter turnout over the past two Mayoral elections is being reversed today.  With today’s current trend, voter participation could reach 12,000.

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