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Turnout in City Council races
Here’s a look at voter turnout in the last three local elections. This is what happens when nobody runs. A woman I spoke with at the polls yesterday said she didn’t even know there was an election until a neighbor told her.
2006 (ward) – 21 percent
2008 (at-large, mayoral) – 26 percent
2010 (ward) - 6.4 percent (School Board was slightly lower, 6.2 percent)
Ward 1: 1 percent
Ward 2: 5 percent
Ward 3: 10 percent
Ward 4 (New City Fellowship): 9 percent
Ward 4 (VFW Post): 10 percent