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Another (Quiet) Tuesday Election Day

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

I voted yesterday in Los Angeles. It was really quiet at my polling place in Silver Lake and — surprise, surprise — city wide. Really quiet. Only 15% 18% turnout according to the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

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For the record, there is absolutely no reason we are mandated to vote on Tuesday in municipal elections — cities just follow the lead of our national law. Why do we vote on Tuesday again in federal elections? Here’s the silly answer.

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