Town center this morning
So I kind of hope whoever was responsible for these signs leaves them up for a while just as a reminder of how pathetic the turnout was for the People's Republic of Amherst local election yesterday:
6.6% vs 69% last November for the Presidential election.
And yes, no contests for town wide offices but every one of our ten precincts had town meeting seats to fill. And Amherst is renowned as a champion of Democracy because we still maintain such an antiquated form of government.
Yet when it comes time to elect folks to this bastion of participatory Democracy ...
"Blanks" did very well. Coming in 3rd for Select Board and 1st for School Committee
From: Larry Kelley
Sent: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 2:07 pm
Subject: Town Meeting List serve