What would happen if they held an election and nobody showed up?

Residents of Phoenix, Oregon are learning the answer to that question today. A ballot measure that would have raised money for police and fire departments is going down in flames, not because most people voted against it (57% of voters voted for it), but because not enough people voted. State law requires that for a levy to pass, 50% of registered voters must cast ballots and a majority of those must approve the levy.

Apathy will kill us all, one way or another.

Posted on May 21st, 2003 by Katxena

1 Comment a “Stupifying”

  1. watrfae says:

    that is just depressing.