Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What If You Threw an Election and No One Showed Up?

Posted By on Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 12:36 PM

Empty voting booths today in Dogtown.
  • Empty voting booths today in Dogtown.

Mayor Francis Slay may be asking himself that question today. I swung by my voting station -- Roe Elementary School in Dogtown -- around 11:30 this morning. Just 82 people in the precinct had bothered to show up before me.

The polling place was darn near empty during the five minutes I was there. In fact, one election official was so bored he was practicing free-throws in the empty gymnasium.

The only contest on my ballot was the Democratic primary for mayor, with incumbent Slay facing off against Irene Smith and Denise Watson-Wesley Coleman. I can only imagine that wards with aldermanic races will get a better turn out.

Tags: , ,

More by Chad Garrison

Best Things to Do In St. Louis


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2017 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation