General Election Nov. 8
Interesting Races dot the Ballot
What, ‘we’, the People will do in about 100 days is select the next steward of the Greatest County in the History of Mother Earth.
That is not hyperbole. It is fact.
And, that’s why we have to take it serious. Or, at least more serious than the previous elections. For example, in Mississippi County, Missouri, only 26.4% of registered voters participated in the 2012 General Election.
However, on A Good News note, the turnout for the highly anticipated 2016 Primary was 27.3%.
Not a big jump, but, improvement nonetheless and with the National; State and Local races in this cycle rest assured the number will be higher come November.
EdNote: Facebook Post from Aug. 3 ~
UPDATE: Primary Election 2016 is in the books. Well, not officially, because that will not occur until Thursday, Aug. 11 when County Clerk Hubert DeLay, Jr. presents the certification to the Mississippi County Commission.
The details: …”can’t certify till after Friday noon.”
“Why is that”, a reporter asked.
“The legislature changed the law for certification to allow a couple of days following the election to allow for absentees received via USPS,” DeLay continued the explanation.
“In other words, any absentees we receive in the mail by Friday noon must be counted……the old law said must be received in my office by the time the polls close on Election Day.”
So, in conclusion, no outcomes will change but a number or so in a particular race may. Anyhow.
The Good News is…Drum-roll Please ~ #27.3
That’s the percentage of registered voters that turned out for the 2016 Primary. An increase from the 26.4% percent that participated in the 2012 General Election.
It would be A #GoodThing for all if that number were to increase exponentially for the upcoming General Election, Nov. 8.
**EdNote ~ Previous clarification of an earlier story on #TheKron, Tuesday, Aug. 2 ~ From FB ~
So, we all know I strive for accuracy.
Need to clean up a few details from the residue of the dismay folks have with the Primary Election that took place Tuesday in Missouri.
First, my terminology was a tad off but the basic gist of the Post remains steadfast. #26
However, i was notified today by a well-placed source of the real definitions for Missouri’s primaries.
“You’re a little mixed up on your terminology: Missouri is an Open Primary state; that means voters, including independents, can participate in any political party’s primary they wish; voters in Missouri do not declare a political party affiliation when they register to vote.
In Closed Primary states, voters declare a political party affiliation when they register and they are bound to participate in that party’s primary; not allowed to cross over; independents cannot vote, at all…….there are Partially Closed Primary states that are a little more progressive in their allowance of voters to vote and the allowance of cross over voting.
What you describe as an “Open Primary” is actually a Blanket Primary, sometimes referred to as a Jungle Primary. There are only a few states in the entire country that utilize this system, i.e. Louisiana…..some states tried to adopt a similar form but courts ruled against it……I guess “the devil’s in the details.”
So, details it is. And, I Like them Korrect and Krispy.
Thank you, Hube.
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