Saturday, February 17, 2007

Get Your Vote On

A friend of mine told me he has heard that the city council election is effectively won at the time of absentee ballot submission. Does anyone else know anything about this? One would hope that the ballots from election day would be counted to verify any projected victories from tallying absentee ballots.

Here is a page on the city website about the election. Here are a couple of facts taken from the page:
  • If you're not already a registered voter, the last day to register to vote is February 19th.
  • The last day to apply for an absentee ballot is February 27th.
Finally, I'd like to interject an opinion. I personally would like to see the plans to redevelop the downtown area progress. What candidates do you feel are the friendliest to this issue? In my estimation, the candidate who has seemed the least friendly to the current redevelopment plans is Robert Conte. Anyone agree/disagree?


Blogger Andrew said...

Mike Ten supports the redevelopment and has links to it on his web site

5:37 PM  
Blogger South Pas Blogs said...

Thanks, Michael. I'll take a looksy.

9:29 PM  
Anonymous scott feldmann said...

The election isn't over 'til it's over. That'll be March 6th. What your friend may have been referring to is Permanent Absentee Voters. In 2001, 401 were registered and 44.1% returned ballots. Just three years later, 1,294 were registered with 58.5% returns. So voting by mail is on the rise. And the thinking is that these folks may have already made up their minds. But with about 4,000 voting in the election it's hardly "decided" in advance, at least not with these numbers.
- Scott Feldmann
Chamber of Commerce

9:51 PM  
Blogger South Pas Blogs said...

Thanks for the clarification, Scott. I figured that winners were not officially announced until all votes had been counted; my friend was probably talking about unofficial projections.

10:54 PM  

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