Monday, September 14, 2009

Why it's important that you vote tomorrow

Voters to be no-shows
By Maggie Haberman, NY Post

Tomorrow's voter turnout may hit an all-time low, with no major contest atop the Democratic mayoral ticket.

Experts see just 400,000 to 450,000 deciding the four-way races for city comptroller and public advocate and the heated battle among Richard Aborn, Leslie Crocker Snyder and Cy Vance Jr. to replace Robert Morgenthau as Manhattan DA.

With Comptroller Bill Thompson expected to beat back Councilman Tony Avella for the mayoral nod, turnout should hover between 15 to 18 percent.

18 comments:

KG2V said...

I'm a Republican. No reason for ME to show up

Anonymous said...

If you don't vote you're a sorry excuse for an American citizen.

In fact you're not an American at all just a lazy pretender!

I'd add up points, like on a driver's license, for each election a citizen didn't participate in and strip him of some of his rights when the tab gets too high!

Anonymous said...

This is very sad! Please try to get as many people out to vote as possible. The media will use this as an advantage for Bloomberg if the turnout is small.

Anonymous said...

Vote? Ha, what a a joke. Politics are beyond precarious to the average New Yorker.

You're better off getting invovled with situations that you can actually be apart of instead of some fictitious system where nothing you do will result in anyting of any signifigance.

Politician - People that should never, ever be trusted under any circumstances.

Anonymous said...

The primary election is our first line of defense in protecting our neighborhoods and our way of life.

It is extremely important that we all show up at the polls!

Don't wait until November until after it's too late to have an early say in the matter.

THIS IS THE VITAL STEP #1. WHERE WE GET TO CHOOSE EARLY IN THE GAME THE REAL GRASSROOTS CANDIDATE THAT WE KNOW TO BE THE BEST...THE ONE WE TRUST TO FULFILL OUR LOCAL NEEDS!

If you don't vote tomorrow your choice will be made by others and you will get a hand me down party candidate that you'll have to vote for or against in two months hence.

My late uncle fought in the South Pacific during WWII...got malaria too. Others served in the European theater.

I'll be damned if I'm going to piss all over them AND MANY OTHERS' hardships throughout history to protect democracy's most sacred right...THE VOTE!

Shame on all those who pass on tomorrow's great responsibility!

If you choose not to vote then please see fit to relinquish your American citizenship.

KG2V said...

For all those who say I should go out and vote - I'll ask you a simple question (because I already checked) - As a republican, there are NO elections for me to vote IN - EVERY RACE has 1 candidate

This is the norm for a Republican in NYC - heck, 90% of the time, they don't even bother opening.

That's right folks - The Democratic Party primary in NYC _IS_ the general election for all intents, and by being a registered Republican, I really HAVE no say in NYC politics, and VERY little say in NYS or even Federal Politics, because when was the last time NY went red?

That said, if you knew me, you could check my voting record - I've missed 2 general elections since I've been 18 - One due to moving 15 days before the election, one due to coming out of my house at 7:00pm to go vote, and finding my car stolen. Since 1990, I have voted in every primary that I was ABLE to vote in.

Like I said - no reason for me to go to the polling place, and there IS no election for me to vote IN

KG2V said...

As I said - here you go - tell me - what election?

http://www.vote.nyc.ny.us/pdf/documents/boe/2009PrimaryElection/CandidacyList.pdf

24thAD, 9, 11 -

Look -

THERE IS NO ELECTION for me to go to

KG2V said...

BTW - My wife, A Dem, WILL be voting

richard said...

IN MY AREA WE STILL HAVE SOME DISTRICT LEADERS TO VOTE FOR.
W2WRV

Anonymous said...

I'm a Republican. No reason for ME to show up

Unless you live in the 28 AD (queens). I'll be voting for Dr. Jay Golub.

KG2V said...

Hi Bill,
Doesn't even look like we have district leader votes in my area.

If there is, to be honest, that's getting below my level of "I know who to vote for". I know we had district leader votes last year

Anonymous said...

That's what you get when you have a one-party system. So much for the will of the people.

Anonymous said...

The polls will open at 6:00 tomorrow morning. For those who have time, standby slots as poll inspectors, door clerks and translators are still available.

Go to the Board of Elections in Queens Boulevard as early as possible tommorrow. It is a 16-hour day that pays $200.00, not much but better than nothing.

Anonymous said...

"KG2V"...unless you're a total ass it is assumed that everyone knows that only registered Democrats can vote tomorrow.

Thank you for your other "informative" comments.

Queens Crapper said...

Actually, anyone registered with a party can vote in their party's primary election. If they have a primary. Which most of them don't.

Anonymous said...

GOP does have primaries in 4 ADs. 25, 28, 30 and 35. If you live there, inform yourself about the candidates and get out and vote.

Anonymous said...

donny manes ,former democratic queens b.p./leader,
says that his "chimpanzee's" from his machine will win
tomorrow.he always endorsed :leffler,hevesi,mcglaughlin,seminerio and company!!!

Anonymous said...

If you're unhappy with your candidates, write someone in. Don't protest by abstaining, protest with a write-in.