Archive for February, 2007

Voter Turnout in A Non Partisan Race

What if they gave an election, and nobody came? In the 40 precincts voting in yesterday’s City of Champaign non-partisan primary election for Champaign City council at-large seats, the voter rolls show 53,577 registered voters. But only 3,584 came out to vote–a turnout of less than 7% overall.   In City of Champaign precincts 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8, fewer than 15 votes were cast in each precinct. The highest turnout was 18%, in CC20 and CC 22, and the highest number of ballots cast was 209 in CC 24, where there are 1,724 voters registered. Why the low turnout? Voting on who goes on the April 17th ballot for three at-large seats on the Champaign City Council sounds pretty important to me. But, hey, I am a partisan.  Where are all those non-partisans?  Do you think they showed up to vote? Congratulations to Giraldo Rosales, Patricia Avery and Annette Williams! 

Newsletter: January/February, 2007

Here’s our print newsletter for January/February, 2007. This issue includes articles on the following:

  • Election of Pius Weibel as County Board Chair
  • Election of Mike Frerichs as State Senator
  • Appointment of Tony Fabri as County Auditor
  • and more…

Download a copy in PDF.