“Pathetically low”

Says the captain of the 17th precinct about today’s turnout. “This is the lowest turnout I’ve seen in twenty years!”

It’s things like this which make me in favor of conscription.

5 Comments so far

  1. notabbott (unregistered) on March 21st, 2006 @ 1:42 pm

    You’re not serious, are you? It’s a primary for a mid-term election. Some of us don’t belong to a political party. Quite possibly a whole lot of us.

  2. Marty (unregistered) on March 21st, 2006 @ 1:54 pm

    You’re not serious, are you Notabbott? Anyone can request any ballot, so, not being a member of a political party is not an excuse.

  3. nikkos (unregistered) on March 21st, 2006 @ 1:54 pm

    You don’t have to be a registered Republican or Democrat to participate in the primary elections- simply visit your polling location and tell them which party you wish to vote for. There will be ballots printed and available for candidates whether they are Republican, Democrat or another party.

  4. Jason (unregistered) on March 21st, 2006 @ 2:14 pm

    Also, in Chicago, where you essentially have NO Republican candidates for State Senator / State Rep, the primaries are THE election… whoever gets picked runs unopposed from here on out.

    Additionally, there are referendums regarding public heath (for those in Cook County) and others more specific to where you live.

  5. notabbott (unregistered) on March 21st, 2006 @ 4:09 pm

    So I could vote among Democratic choices for, say, State Senator and among Republican choicse for Governor? Really? I know I don’t have to be registered one way or the other to actually vote today, but I do have to ask for one ballot or the other, right? If not, I stand corrected, and throw myself on the mercy of the court. If water reclamation goes to hell, it’s clearly all my fault…

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