Thursday, March 5, 2009

WHY IS IT OUR ELECTION ADMINISTRATORS ALWAYS KEEP THE PEOPLE IN THE DARK?

The following is from the City of Denton web page concerning the May municipal elections.

Home > My Government > City Manager's Office > City Secretary's Office > Municipal Elections
Municipal Elections

A municipal election will be held May 9, 2009, to elect city council members to the four single member districts. The calendar for the May 9 election is as follows:

Feb. 7* First day to file for place on the ballot
March 9 Last day to file for place on the ballot 5:00 p.m. deadline
March 16 Last day for write-in candidate 5:00 p.m. deadline
March 17 Last day for a candidate to withdraw
April 9 Last day to register to vote in May 9 election
April 27 Early voting by personal appearance begins
May 1 Last day for applications for early mail ballots
May 2 Additional early voting day 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
May 5 Last day to vote early by personal appearance
May 9 Election Day polls open 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
May 19 City Council meeting to canvass election returns
June 13 Run-off election if needed (tentative)

http://www.cityofdenton.com/pages/munielections.cfm

I cannot find anything of a comparable nature on the City of Brownsville web page or the web page for Cameron County Elections Administrator Rogelio Ortiz. With every election cycle I file the same complaint, and nothing ever changes. It is clear the elected officials do nothing about the incompetence of the Brownsville City Secretary or the Cameron County elections Administrator on this issue because keeping the people in the dark is what is expected of these two officials.

It seems to me a competent County Elections Administrator would host twice a year an election fair which informs people how they can get involved. We all know no elected official wants this information out there for the average Joe. The less the average Joe knows the better for the elected officials.

If the same dates apply to Brownsville, Monday next is the deadline to get your name on the ballot for the May elections. As of this time, there have been no announcements in the Herald of any real opponents for the three commissioners up for reelection. Several people have expressed an interest, but yet no one has officially filed - based on a lack of press reports of same. We are only a month and ½ away from early voting. It seems to me short of someone with a lot of money, or one of the three commissioners up for reelection getting himself arrested, the election results are a foregone conclusion.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

As of this time, there have been no announcements in the Herald of any real opponents for the three commissioners up for reelection.

You don't read do you? You only read what you want to read. Before Charro Days Emma, who you call a "two-bit never amount to anything reporter who never met a complete truth worth printing," reported the truth. One challenger to an incumbent met the qualifications to become an official candidate. But you don't care. Is he not "real"? In stereotypical Bobby fashion, you ignore any fact or anything that doesn't meet your outlandish conveluted opinion.

Others have picked up a packet but are not official candidates because they don't meet specific requirements yet. Who know maybe some of them are mulling whether to run or not. Roy De Los Santos announced and withdrew. Don't you remember?

There is a maximum in the charter. You are wrong. Mero is right. (No one calls him merov but you.) That's the straight up and down answer. No need to respond with but...but...but.

BobbyWC said...

Your incredible anger makes it impossible for you to read simple English.

" As of this time, there have been no announcements in the Herald of any real opponents for the three commissioners up for reelection. Several people have expressed an interest, but yet no one has officially filed - based on a lack of press reports of same." As to those people.

I very clearly stated about the people thinking about it. Also - I said announced - I did not say an article - Announced means announced - like place an ad - I used this because it implies money.

Separate from this there was an article about people thinking about getting on the ballot. But to the extent any of these people are on the ballot no one has placed an ad in the Herald.

The orinal article is here. http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/city_95214___article.html/candidates_paperwork.html

I do stand corrected as to Roberto Uresti qualifying for the ballot. This means Edward Camarillo will have an opponent, who by all indicatations (meaning reputation) will put forth a strong door to door campaign.

You act as if I want these three to win. Has it occurred to you the point of today's post and a previous post telling people to make sure they file their designation of campaign treasurer is because I am telling people to get their act together because time is running out.

As to Mr. Uresti, I made a mistake. All you needed to do is point it out and the correction would have been made. I have no doubt that Mr. Uresti will run a strong door to door campaign. I also have no doubt that he has strong name recognition in district. It should be an interesting campaign.

Your appoach only serves to hurt Mr. Uresti because it appears like he has some lunatic yelling murder for him. Which is why I have gone out of my way to say some positive things about his ability to run a campaign.

Has it occurred to you that I am telling people who are thinking about running that time is short - they need to act.

Now as to De Los Santos - I talked about him previously - but since he withdrew from the race how is he even relevant to the issue - a lack of candidates and the clock is ticking.

Like I said, tell me wherein the City Charter it sets out a maximum and I will admit I am wrong,in the same way I admitted I am wrong for leaving out the fact Roberto Uresti has qualified to be on the ballot.

You are a complete and total idiot if you think anyone born alive with a brain is going to conclude that there is a maximum just because some anony says so, while refusing to tell us where in the Charter it sets out a maximum.

tell me and my readers wherein it sets out a maximum and I will be the first to say I am wrong.

Bobby WC