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Small Percentage of People Voted in June

February 15, 2005 25th Ward 2 Comments

From the FYI file…

In June 2004 a special election was held to fill the 25th Ward Aldermanic seat. A grand total of 456 people voted. Forty-two were by absentee ballot – leaving only 414 taking the time to vote on election day.

At the time of the special election we had 5,827 registered voters. With 456 ballots cast, less than 8% of the eligible voters did so. Hardly overwhelming turnout.

Here was the final breakdown:
• Republican Francis Wildhaber: 93 votes
• Democrat Dorothy Kirner: 363 votes

What was really interesting to me is the precinct by precinct turnout. The two precincts East of Grand had 5.45% & 5.72% turnout (01 & 04, respectively) while the two precincts West of Grand had a much better turn out – 8.78% in the 2nd precinct and 9.54% in the 3rd precinct.

We’ll have to wait until March 9th to see the results of the March 8th election.

– Steve


Currently there are "2 comments" on this Article:

  1. J.D. says:

    So Kirner’s base is 414 votes in a ward with nearly 6,000 eligible voters. Sounds like trouble to me…

  2. J.D. says:

    Check that…363 votes…her support is dwindling in front of our eyes!


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