Thursday, May 04, 2006

Turnout

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mark Naymik writes on their blog Openers:
About 1.8 million people, or 23 percent of the state’s 7.6 million registered voters, cast ballots on Tuesday. The figure is in line with the secretary of state’s prediction last week that about 25 percent of voters would go to the polls.

Belmont County had the state's highest percentage of voter turnout with 41 percent; Butler had the lowest with 15 percent.

In Cuyahoga County, about 18 percent of voters participated in the primary, though the secretary of state’s office notes the figure is only an estimate because local officials are still counting ballots.
Well, I will say this about Butler... Two weeks ago, I was out putting up Pierce signs. There is a particular spot in Fairfield that is usually MAD with yard signs. This time, there was one large sign for Kay Rogers and that was it until I got there.

Butler didn't know there was a primary going on...

1 comment:

Ben said...

isnt butler where Miami U is? lack of participation there probably helped drag down the numbers there.