Monday, April 27, 2015


Today, 726 people voted in the Brownsville City election.  The numbers for Districts 1 and 2, are probably each under 300.  In 2013, after three days 818 people voted early.  So it would appear 2015, might be a bit better in terms of turn out, but still low considering the city's population.

EDITOR'S NOTE:  The elections office lists 735 names of people who voted.  Why the discrepancy between the two pages on their web page I do not know.  Maybe some are provisional ballots and they are not officially counted until they go through the process.

I voted at 3:45 at the central library.  It was empty going in and empty going out.  I was pleased to see very few people waiving signs for the candidates.  For me it is insulting, and creates a safety issue when you pull into the library parking lot.

This election is any one's guess.


Anonymous said...

A better comparison is the one to the last mayoral election in 2011; not the 2013 CoB election.

Apple to apples.

BobbyWC said...

You are correct - last night I had a hard time finding an article on 2011 - but I just found these on valley central - in 2011 there were 5,962 early votes. I think unless there is a bit spurt at some point - we might not hit that number this time.

Early voting numbers will drop off today and then increase on the last day of early voting.

But you never know - maybe a major news story will all of a sudden send people to the polls

Bobby WC