Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day 2016 - Your time to vote

Election Day is here, finally. All Franklin voters can go to the high school to cast their ballots. The polls open at 6:00 AM and will close at 8:00 PM.

School is out and with 8,458 (almost 40% of the registered voters) taking advantage of early voting (7,278) or absentee ballots (1,180), there should be shorter lines and plenty of parking.

How much of a turn out will we end up with? For the last three presidential elections we were in the low 80% range. Early voting is new this time around. What effect will that have on the turn out? It may be hard to say definitively given the state of the national political campaigns. What matters is that folks do get out to vote. In the democratic way, we'll live with what the results are.

Presidential 2004    83.2%
Presidential 2008    84.4%
Presidential 2012     83.4%
Presidential 2016      ???

If you need any information on the ballot questions, check our the Election Collection  http://www.franklinmatters.org/2016/10/election-collection-2016.html

Election Day 2016
Election Day 2016

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