kitchen table math, the sequel: the candidates

Saturday, May 16, 2009

the candidates

questions & answers

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I now live in a city of about 145,000 people. We had a school board election last week; three candidates (1 incumbent) for two positions. The total voter turnout was about 3,200 people.

As usual, this was a single-isue election, with the school board the only issue on the ballot. Not only was there little publicity, there were unusual polling places.
According to the district spokesman, most of the ballots were cast at the district headquarters. That sounds as if most of the voters were school employees. Suspicious minds might think that there was a deliberate attempt to suppress voter turnout. There's no need to wonder how schools work the way they do.