Thursday, March 13, 2008

Florida Voters: What is wrong with them?

AP: "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."

Whatever happens to that area, they get what they deserve. Not one person goes to vote... my, how the west has fallen.

Or, from another perspective: This didn't really matter, why were they voting on it?


Gino said...

thats funny.

bout 10yrs ago, they close March Air Force Base, in riverside county. moved all the families out, but the vacant housing still remained (boarded up).

that election, the poll workers were there, staffing a polling place at the entrance to the community, where nobody lived for 6 months.

it was the law.
as long as one person is registered in the precinct, a polling location must be staffed.

seems several families had moved on, and hadnt re-registered yet at their now home, where ever it was.

Kingdom Advancer said...

That would have been an interesting demonstration of democracy, had only one person voted.

SolaMeanie said...

Gino, I used to live next to March AFB in Sunnymead. Wow. I didn't know it had totally closed. I thought the Air National Guard was operating it now.

Robert, as to the voting thing. Don't anyone tell Algore. He'll be leading a march there, saying "all non-votes should count. We must not disenfranchise the non-voter." Then again, he's probably too busy counting ice chips falling off the polar ice caps.

Jeana said...

No voters 12 hours and $2500 later! Hahaha!! I had no idea. Folrida is pretty weird.

Wait a actually kinda makes sense. I mean, Broward County is probably one of those 55 or over neighborhoods. If so the residents probably feel that they've done their civic duty in the past and that voting at this point in their lives is a waste of time.