Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Today is Election Day in the city and across the state. Voters in the city will be choosing their first publicly elected mayor since 1923. I think there are about 15 or more on the ballot. Plenty of choice there. A fly in the ointment? It's the city's first 'ranked-choice' election. This aspect could prove to add some fun twists and turns tonight when the results are in. Elsewhere referendums will be the big draw. Can Maine support up to 5 casinos? Simply ridiculous! I'm interested in the Governor and friends attempt to repeal our same day voter registration statewide. Will scare tactics work? Stay tuned. The state's Attorney General expects a turnout of around plus or minus 25%. Bottomline? Apathy wins again!