Vote Today! Aberdeen School Board Election Turnout at 1:30 p.m. Under 2%

I stopped by the Brown County Courthouse a couple hours ago and voted in today’s Aberdeen Central school board election. I was voter #337 in the community. Mayor Levsen appeared to be heading in to be voter #338.

The Aberdeen Central School District has 20,599 registered voter. Thus, just past the midpoint of voting hours, voter turnout stood just under 1.64%.

Neighbors, you have until 7 p.m. to do real democracy. Head to the Ramada, the Ramkota, or the courthouse and cast your vote for school board!


6 Responses to Vote Today! Aberdeen School Board Election Turnout at 1:30 p.m. Under 2%

  1. mike from iowa

    Ramada and Ramkota-sounds like Muslims have overtaken Aberdeen.

  2. It just goes to show you that nobody cares about school boards these days. That’s why so many of those school boards don’t choose to pay good teachers more money. Maybe it’s just a reflection of what the general populace of the city things about education and educators. I’m just sayin…

  3. Donald Pay

    Grudz,

    It’s really disheartening to go door to door as a candidate and talk to people about school issues. They all say they care, and tell you what they think. I spent an average of 3-5 minutes talking to each voter that I reached, and then election day comes, and they don’t bother to vote. Then you figure out that with a turnout of 10 percent, you wasted about an hour talking to people who didn’t vote compared to the 5 minutes you spent talking to someone who voted, and they may have voted for the other guy. Very discouraging.

    And that’s why I think consolidation might be a good idea. It’s not a solution to funding problems, but why pretend local control is what people want. If they don’t vote in their local elections, they don’t really want local control.

    I’d put it to districts this way: if you don’t have at least a 50 percent turnout for your school district election, you can be consolidated into another district without a vote.

  4. Deb Geelsdottir

    That’s funny Mike.

    Cory, I’m surprised that motels are used as polling places. I suppose that’s better than a church, but what about a school? Isn’t it unusual to use a private, commercial space for an election?

  5. Mr. Pay, that’s among the best of your many great thoughts that I have read. Are you back in South Dakota, and ready to go to work for the people? Can you help me get our uncommon freind Bill enlisted to help us?

  6. Motels are legitimate businesses and gathering places.
    Churches, unless they are a cult, are not.