Sunday, November 16, 2008

Where were you?

We all voted in our municipal elections yesterday. Well, some of us did. Our District had a shocking turn-out...less than 17% of eligible voters showed up to cast their ballots. What is wrong with everybody?

I don't know how low (or high) it was in other municipalities. In a way, I hope it was that low everywhere just so we don't look so pitifully apathetic. But, really, I hope we are an anomaly. There's nothing exciting going on here, I guess, to get the citizens fired up. I mean, how passionate can one be about garbage pickup schedules and whether someone on the other side of town gets to develop their property? But we should care. Isn't this the government closest to us?

Maybe it's a feeling of not being able to fight City Hall? Surely, this was the opportunity to get out and say something...anything. Just say it!

1 comment:

deb said...

We didn't vote. We couldn't. Being "out of town" we could only vote for our area's representative & only one person ran.

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