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Chris Pruett

Voter turnout was just 45 percent

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007, at 6:24 AM
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  • You should keep this article and run parts of it before the next election. Voting should be a responsibility of each citizen. We are so lucky to live in a country that allows us to voice our opinion by voting.

    -- Posted by concerned Bloomfield citizen on Thu, Nov 8, 2007, at 8:37 AM
  • Do these numbers only include voters within the city/town limits? If so Chris and concerned, your absolutely right, everyone needs to be more involved. There is no excuse, if you have to work or can't make it to the polls...plan ahead.... vote by absentee ballot.

    -- Posted by justsoyaknow on Thu, Nov 8, 2007, at 12:55 PM
    Chris Pruett's response:
    Yes, these figures are just for the cities and towns listed. Next year there will be a county election.
  • I absolutely agree, every vote counts. It is disappointing that in the greatest democracy in the free world less than 50% of eligible persons vote. Compare that to Australia, where there is over a 90% voter turnout. Many, many, many of our armed forces have spilled their blood so people can freely vote, not only vote in the US, but around the world. It is a disservice to not only your local community, county, and state, but to the brave men and women who have laid down their lives for this privelege. It takes but a minute. As Chris said, if nothing else it is an evaluation. I urge all eligible persons to register and vote in the next election. As the old saying goes, if you didn't vote, don't complain.

    -- Posted by RDK on Thu, Nov 8, 2007, at 5:39 PM
  • Wow... lots of folk just don't care about our city! Remember, if you don't vote you shouldn't complain!!

    -- Posted by Mr. F on Thu, Nov 8, 2007, at 7:15 PM
  • It is so sad that more people don't go out and vote. The thing I looked forward to most when I turned 18 was being able to vote. I am so sick of people telling me that they don't vote because it doesn't matter. Come on people!!!! That's what a republic is all about! Lazy Americans who don't care make me so mad. Like many have said, thousands of Americans have spilt their blood to ensure our freedoms, privileges, and rights. Let's honor them and take what they've done for us seriously....Every vote counts!!! Show you care on election day!

    -- Posted by lilpatrietta on Tue, Nov 20, 2007, at 6:01 PM
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