Turnout seems good

Sure, that’s an unscientific sampling, but there are more a thousand absentee ballots being counted in the Morris County Board of Elections Office; that’s more than usual.  And absentees are generally a good indicator.


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

8 Responses to Turnout seems good

  1. P says:

    Still no prediction from Snowflack the Magnificent??

  2. ChubbyPaul says:

    This writing is pretty boring. I think I am gonna start pooing in my pants for better entertainment. No offense

  3. ChubbyPaul says:

    results are in and still nothing from the Snowman. jeez.

  4. P says:

    Christie just called Barbara Keshishian, head of the NJEA. He had one question – Can you hear me NOW?!

  5. P says:

    CP – You could always give us your take on yesterday’s vote. 😉

  6. Voter turnout was 28% in Morris County. I recall that it was about 6% in my district last year.

    A staggering 62% of all school questions failed in Morris County. The voters have spoken, loud and clear!

    Some of the worst defeats were in Mendham, the Governor’s home town, where only 39% of citizens voted YES. Similarly, only 39% voted YES in Chester.

    In Washington Twp, the two school budgets were defeated with 57% (regional) and 59% (local) voting NO. The BOE ran uncontested yet received a vote from only 52% of the people. It appears that a large block voted NO on the budgets and and did not vote on the BOE at all. Not exactly a glowing vote of confidence.

    The sundry township committees and BOE have their work cut out for them over the next 3 1/2 weeks to work out how large the next round of cuts will be.

  7. JTB says:

    Hey Fred:

    You might know and have the stats at your finger tips: Was this the highest overall voter turn-out for school budgets in the County’s known history?

  8. P says:

    I would almost guarantee that it’s higher than it has been since they enacted the State Income Tax to “fix” the Property Tax problem in the mid-70’s.

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