|Posted by Elwin Green on June 17, 2013 at 4:50 PM|
Today I checked the Allegheny County Elections Division's website to see if the official numbers (as opposed to unofficial ones) for the May 21st primary had been posted. They have.
I wanted to figure out one thing - how many of Homewood's registered voters actually voted. To do this, I compared a map of the City's wards and voting districts with a map of Pittsburgh's neighborhoods. By my reading of the maps, Homewood includes the 8th and 9th Districts of the 12th Ward, and Districts 1-11, 13 and 14 of the 13th Ward.
Here are the numbers.
A little less than 18% of registered voters in the selected districts voted last month - which means that a little more than 82% didn't.
Now THAT'S a scandal. But what does it mean? Does it mean that more than 82% of voters in Homewood have given up on Pittsburgh's political system? Does it mean that more than 82% of voters in Homewood are so content with the way things are that they see no need to vote (if so, such contentment among such conditions would be its own scandal)?
What do you think, Homewood Nation?
Categories: Citizenship and Governance