Thursday, February 18, 2016

What do we MISS? Your remarkable Smile, Your VOICE.


Total Ballots Cast 2016 - 6,232 

51.15% of (12,372) Registered Voters


Total Ballots Cast 2015 - 2,701

What do we MISS?
    Your Smile, Your VOICE.

    In the March 2015 South Burlington Town Meeting 2,701 ballots were cast, 23% of registered voters. Of the 8900+ other citizens I ask, Where were you?  Are you missing a connection to your community? We sure missed YOU! 


      In preparation for March 1, 2016 town meeting, folks are baking many home baked delights, the greeters who will check your name on the voter list are sharpening their pencils and warming their smiles. 

Your friends and neighbors will be there on March 1 from 7am to 7pm. Use your voice-sing it out strong, come into the fold, join us at town meeting.


     The ballot preview is available on the SB web site. Consider attending one or more of the City Council candidate forums.

     Demonstrate and renew your connection to your SB community. To paraphrase Bernie Sanders, if thousands of people who previously did not vote, - if these people become informed of the candidates positions and the ballot articles, and then vote - WE WIN. If there is a low turnout – we lose. Fellow SB residents, LET’S WIN.



Honor veterans by voting. 

They gave a great deal for Democracy.

 


    

 Redeem VT town meeting style democracy with policy discussions and your vote.


     Express your concerns and aspirations for your neighborhood and your city, with your vote.

     Influence local decisions with your vote.


      At the polls, I will say hello. Hello my good friend, hello. It is good to see you at our town meeting. It makes me feel good to see you voting, it is a beautiful noise to hear -your voice through your vote.

If I miss you in the scattering of chatting neighbors, I extend virtual hugs to you – welcome back, we missed you!

Bernie Paquette

- Advocate of caring, and contribution to build community.


S. Burlington Election Results
Presidential Primary and City Annual Meeting
March 1, 2016 % of votes cast
7-1 7-2 7-3 7-4 Total
Democratic
Clinton 266 305 160 157 888
DeLaFuente 0 1 1 0 2
O'Malley 3 2 2 1 8
Sanders 895 877 954 945 3,671
Total Democratic 1,164 1,185 1,117 1,103 4,569 72.20%
Republican
Bush 16 10 7 6 39
Carson 5 11 11 11 38
Christie 2 5 2 3 12
Cruz 31 44 39 49 163
Fiornia 0 1 3 1 5
Kasich 222 232 125 116 695
Paul 2 4 3 5 14
Rubio 92 130 71 74 367
Santorum 0 1 2 0 3
Trump 83 126 83 131 423
Total Republican 453 564 346 396 1,759 27.80%
Pres. Ballots cast 1,617 1,749 1,463 1,499 6,328
City Council   3 year term
7-1 7-2 7-3 7-4 Total
Barritt 850 863 728 709 3,150 78.20%
Shaw 521 676 510 565 2,272
878
City Council   2 year term
7-1 7-2 7-3 7-4 Total
Donovan 471 599 400 486 1,956 #REF!
Emery 941 951 856 845 3,593 #REF!
-1,637
School Board  3 year term
7-1 7-2 7-3 7-4 Total
Lalonde 1,197 1,268 1,058 1,087 4,610 #REF!
School Board  2 year term
7-1 7-2 7-3 7-4 Total
Burkhardt 1,122 1,245 1,060 1,083 4,510 100.00%
City Ballot
Article II - City Budget  $40,210,370 of which $13,995,642 will be raised by property taxes
7-1 7-2 7-3 7-4 Total
Yes 1,034 1,049 845 788 3,716 59.63%
No 431 555 472 597 2,055 32.97%
Total ballots cast 1,572 1,725 1,467 1,468 6,232
Article III - Borrowing and application of Conservation Fund Tax Levy
7-1 7-2 7-3 7-4 Total
Yes 1,083 1,129 949 867 4,028 69.65%
No 385 479 369 522 1,755 30.35%
Total ballots cast 1,572 1,725 1,467 1,468 5,783
School Articles
Article II - School Budget  $46,973,703
7-1 7-2 7-3 7-4 Total
Yes 1,099 1,161 938 872 4,070 69.96%
No 392 452 386 518 1,748 30.04%
Total ballots cast 1,572 1,725 1,467 1,468 5,818
Article III - Authorization for general obligation indebtedness ($2.5m)
7-1 7-2 7-3 7-4 Total
Yes 1,066 1,103 875 832 3,876 68.59%
No 376 461 407 531 1,775 31.41%
Total ballots cast 1,572 1,725 1,467 1,468 5,651
Article IV - Establishment and funding of Capital Reserve Fund
7-1 7-2 7-3 7-4 Total
Yes 1,054 1,115 916 834 3,919 69.30%
No 390 442 373 531 1,736 30.70%
Total ballots cast 1,572 1,725 1,467 1,468 5,655
city ballots cast 1,572 1,725 1,467 1,468 6,232
total registered voters 3,038 3,333 3,175 2,826 12,372
total active voters 2,771 3,066 2,908 2,506 11,251
percentage of voters  53.23% 52.48% 46.08% 53.04% 51.15%
percentage of active 58.35% 57.05% 50.31% 59.82% 56.24%
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The best way to look at this is to look at the number of ballots cast by election

Last Election with Presidential Primary Cycle
2008                       Primary                5,684                     City        5,450 (approximately)

2016                       Primary                6,340                     City        6,195 



Past four March ballots cast as % of registered voters: 2012: 23%; 2013 28%; 2014 24%; 2015 23%
 Public engagement requires Hearts, Minds, Voices.