June 12, 2004

Contra Costa special election: Pretend you care.

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at June 12, 2004 8:24 PM

I've been neglecting the ever-popular local politics section of this blog by not commenting on the results of last week's special election in Contra Costa County. Briefly, despite my dire predictions for Measure B, both measures passed. Measure B's success was probably due to the intense campaigning involving high school students going door-to-door; presumably they had plenty of extra time for this since the underfunded school district had been forced to close libraries and cancel sports programs. (This is what Measure B is supposed to remedy.)

More interestingly, turnout was high for a special election -- 51% of registered voters -- and this is being attributed to the mail-in format.

Another nice thing about mail-in ballots is that they leave a paper trail...

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