Municipal Races Draw Few Voters

Municipal Races Draw Few Voters

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Voter turnout is typically low in municipal and school board election-years, which means that a small number of people are deciding who leads our town. In fact, our current mayor was elected by a margin of only 249 votes.

In 2013, About 12% of voters showed up at the polls, compared to 49% of voters in 2014 and 69% in 2012. Based on previous Chapel Hill elections, it takes a little more than 4,000 votes to be elected mayor.

What does voter turnout look like in your precinct?

Source: http://www.orangecountync.gov/new_departments/board_of_elections/election_results_%28various_formats%29.php