Skip to comments.41 percent of Cuyahoga voters took part in election [200,000 more registered voters than adults]
Posted on 11/17/2006 12:24:45 PM PST by Akron Al
41 percent of Cuyahoga voters took part in election
A little more than half the active voters in Cuyahoga County voted in last week's election, a bit more than voted in the last governor's race four years ago.
The official voter turnout is nearly 41 percent of all voters on the rolls, including inactive ones.
Cuyahoga County has 1.05 million registered voters, which tops the number of adults in the county by 200,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The county board of elections says the number of active voters -- people who have voted in the last four years -- is nearly 900,000, but that includes people who have moved out of the county in those years.
Election officials said 427,252 people voted in last week's election.
Cuyahoga County's official rate of 41 percent is lower than the state average of 53 percent. Coshocton County, south of Holmes County, had the best turnout, with 77 percent of its registered voters casting a ballot Nov. 7, according to the Ohio secretary of state's Web site.
Cuyahoga election workers are busy determining how many of the 14,000 provisional ballots cast Election Day are valid. Provisional ballots are used when questions arise about voter eligibility or identification.
Nearly 27,000 absentee ballots that came in after Friday have yet to be counted.
The board expects nearly 3,100 ballots from overseas and military voters, which must arrive by this Friday to be counted. That's also the deadline for people who voted on provisional ballots to provide proper identification to the board.
Meanwhile, lawyers for a homeless group and a labor union Tuesday told a federal judge that several county election boards, including Cuyahoga's, are not properly handling provisional ballots.
In a filing in U.S. District Court in Columbus, the lawyers said provisional ballots that didn't include birth dates or addresses were placed in a "rejected" pile in Cuyahoga County even though a court order Nov. 1 requires voters only to provide the last four digits of their Social Security numbers.
They also said some boards wrongly forced voters whose driver's licenses listed old addresses to vote provisionally when they should have been allowed to vote by regular ballot.
The lawyers want U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley to order the secretary of state's office to tell boards to stop rejecting provisional ballots that don't include birth dates or addresses and to count all provisional ballots that should have been regular ballots.
To reach this Plain Dealer reporter:
In the short run Republicans tend to vote absentee at higher rates than Democrats so this sounds good.
In the long run (i.e. starting in 2008) the Democrats will be voting as much absentee as Republicans and absentee voting is much more subject to voter fraun, i.e. Democrat victory.
So once again the Republicans are pointed in the wrong direction encouraging voting for convenience rather than for correctness.
>>41 percent of Cuyahoga voters took part in election [200,000 more registered voters than adults]<<
Isn't that a contradiction, at least the way the headline is phrased...
Our so-called "elections" are a joke. Useful idiots from all over the world are now making decisions for the taxpayers who actually live in the U.S. I think we might want to try to get a handle on this joke. Don't ya think?
I wonder how many other counties have this same problem.
x = number of adults in Cuyahoga
x + 200,000 = registered voters in Cuyahoga
0.41(x + 200,000) = number who voted in the election
Got it now. Thanks.
FYI ping. :)
Fix it before '08 or were screwed.
It used to be property owners were the only ones who could vote. The term, "having a horse in the race" comes to mind here for me. Why should people who can't manage their own lives be allowed to determine the fate of others.
The specific reason for the Bill of Rights was to protect the fundamental rights of all people. If you notice, voting is not a BOR.
Many people find this an arcane and neandralithic proposition. In my opinion, it makes common sense. I used to ask my father why i didn't get to make the rules of the house. He said as soon as I pay the mortgage and utilities i would have a say. In my opinion, our liberal voting policies are what is leading to the destruction of the virtues that made this a great country.
People can call me a Nazi if they want but I believe people who don't pay taxes should be allowed to vote. The moronic, useful idiots in Arizona voted in a proposition aimed only at smokers that is going to create some kind of freak show to teach mothers to breast feed their babies and teach the babies how to shake rattles and all that crap. The freak show is going to be financed by an 80 CENTS per pack tax on cigarettes. Talk about "unconstitutional." If anything is "unconstitutional," it's targeting a specific segment of our society to be taxed.
aaaah yes, my old hometown
still voting in Dennis Kucinich after all these years (sadly)
I root for the Browns & Indians but have no desire to even visit there anymore. It's just another socialist blot on the map.
Me too. Kucinich will forever be an embarassment to my memories of Cleveland. Well, him, Forbes and the lake that burned!
Scalia said that there is no right to vote (for President?)in the Constitution. He is right. The only specific things address the fairness of elections (race etc), if that is how electors are chosen by the States, IIRC.
No...I hear you, you just want "NO REPRESENTATION, WITHOUT TAXATION" ;-)
Even though the "vote of the people" is perceived as supreme in our democracy - because voting rights are protective of all other rights - Justice Scalia in Bush v. Gore constantly reminded Al Gore's lawyers that there is no explicit or fundamental right to suffrage in the Constitution. The Supreme Court majority concluded: "the individual citizen has no federal constitutional right to vote for electors for the President of the United States." (Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98, 104 (2000)) ----It;s from Jesse HiJackson's site, but it is correct...
That's it. There are too many people living is this country who vote stupidly and suffer no consequences for their moronic voting choices.
Ohio election fraud, who's have guessed?
Do I need a sarcasm tag?