Sunday, October 20, 2019

Insights on "What do we do to get out the vote for November 5th?" (audio)

FM #174

This internet radio show or podcast is number 174 in the series for Franklin Matters.

This recording shares insights gathered with candidates for the Town of Franklin to be held November 5. Conducted over the two evenings when the candidate meet and greet events were hosted by LaCantina Winery (Oct 3) and Pour Richard’s Wine and Spirits (Oct 10).

This recording is the first product of the collaboration with Franklin TV and Radio and not the last.

Given the social nature of the meet and greet, we did not want to get into great details on positions for one topic or another so we decided that we could address one topic in common with all the candidates: What do we do to get out the vote for November 5th?

For reference, and for the period from 2003 to 2018 specifically, I developed a general rule that in round numbers for

  • a local elections, we get about 20% turnout
  • an override or school debt exclusion we get about 40% turnout
  • a State office election we get about 60% turnout
  • a national or Presidential election, we get 80% turnout

The details that led to this generalization can be found

Let’s listen in to the insights shared by the candidates on “how to get out the vote for November 5th?” The recording runs approx 31 minutes.

Note: there is one person (Representative Jeff Roy) who willingly shared his insights who is not a candidate running in this election.

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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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