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Jean Casanave

Sad that only a few decide the fate of so many. Off year elections and local elections are just as important or more important than federal elections. I personally am in a post-election funk.

Ron Shelby

Sad that so few voters, in one case 2, can tie the hands and obligate so many potential future residents/voters. Somehow that seems a bit bizarre to me. But I guess that potential residents do have a choice not to buy there.

Carlos Ponce

One reason for the low turnout: there were no controversial Propositions on the ballot. If you consider any controversial, I hope you voted. I spent almost all day at one polling place and closed up the building after they left.
Some voters complained about the lack of information of what was on the ballot before coming in. So I asked them if they get the local newspaper (GCDN). Answer: No.
Asked if they received the flyer in the mail explaining each proposition, some thought it was junk mail and threw it away. Others said they never received it but the poll workers said every registered voter in the county was sent one.
Some drove up then complained about the requirement of providing a photo ID or some other approved documentation. Drove up with no driver's license? WHOOPS!
But they voted. Gotta give them credit for that.

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