A new mayor, new members on city council and school boards across the county, as well as a bevy of levys. The 2007 election has a little bit for everyone. The board of elections is predicting that only 35% of registered voters will be going to the polls, but once again, I have faith that the people of Findlay and Hancock County are really going to come out tomorrow and beat that number.
Back in May, I put a little poll on this website and the result was Pete Sehnert besting Tony Iriti. I did not give it much credence, but the readers of FCPolitico were correct. Kudos! So what should we expect tomorrow according to your prognostications?
- Our new mayor will be a Democrat: Thomas M. Knopf 53% - Peter M. Sehnert 47%
- City council will have two new at-large representatives: John T. Urbanski, Randy C. Ward and Mario J. Bower were the top three to receive votes
- The Findlay School Board will gain an extra male: top three to receive votes were Jeffrey C. Shrader, Richard F. Hoffman and Barbara A. Lockard
new state rules, it is easier than ever to vote. You can vote by
absentee ballot for any reason now, and at the polls the electronic
system is really not that hard. I know that some people have had issues
in the past, but from what I experienced, it was usually a poll worker
missing something instead of faulty equipment. Have faith in the
electronic voting; if you want a quick tutorial and give it a test run,
here for a nice interactive program.
Even if you do not feel like it, please get out to vote tomorrow. Our democratic process of electing leaders and then the transfer of power and responsibility from one person to another is one of the truly great things our government has sustained. It is a shame that so few people accept this opportunity for what it is: the right to have your voice heard!
If you need something to take along to the polls with you, print and clip this copy of the FCPolitico ballot and endorsement guide.
My comments before the May primary election still hold true tonight: "It
will be fun to look back at this after the election and see if any of
this matters...It should be a fun, and LOOOOOOONG, day tomorrow...I
hope to see some of you getting out to vote. Grab a neighbor, phone a
friend, drive a senior citizen...". Just get out the vote (GOTV)!