3/13/2008

No one shows up to vote in Tamarac, Florida election

If only one person had voted, they would have determined the outcome:

Every vote counts. But what happens when there are no votes at all? That's the situation city officials in Tamarac are facing. No voters showed up Wednesday night to cast a ballot in an annexation referendum for an unincorporated Broward County community.

There are 68 registered voters in the 200-person Prospect Bend neighborhood. Tamarac officials have proposed annexing the neighborhood.

Details were mailed to registered voters. If just one voter had shown up, that one vote would have decided the neighborhood's fate.

The cost of keeping a polling site open for 12 hours with no voters: $2,500. . . .

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The cost of keeping a polling site open for 12 hours with no voters: $2,500"

Contrasted with the potential cost of a democratically-decided stupid decision.

3/13/2008 7:31 PM  

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