Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Only 7% Of Registered Voters In Marion County Bothered To Vote In Primary
Voters today are too busy tracking their favorite sports teams and trying to keep up with the Kartrashians to exercise their precious right to vote. Only 48,606 voters participated in yesterday's primary election in Marion County. That's just a little more than 7% of the total number of registered voters. That's a 35% decline in the percentage of voters who participated in this year's primary election compared to the 2011 primary election. In 2011, incumbent Mayor Greg Ballard was running unopposed for re-election in the Republican primary, while the Democratic candidate, Melina Kennedy, faced a contested Democratic primary. This year's abysmal turnout was almost as bad as the pathetic turnout in the 2007 municipal primary when only 6.5% of the registered voters bothered to vote in the election.