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Latest charter amendment results

Post by David Wickert on Nov. 3, 2009 at 10:48 pm with 6 Comments »
November 3, 2009 10:48 pm

Proposed Charter Amendment 1 (term limits):
Approved: 33.5%
Rejected: 65.5%

Proposed Charter Amendment 2 (moving assessor-treasurer, auditor and sheriff to odd-year elections):
Approved: 48.4%
Rejected: 51.6%

Proposed Charter Amendment 3 (repeal ranked choice voting):
Approved: 71.7%
Rejected: 28.3%

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  1. dkacoroski says:

    Wow… for all that each side attempted to have these three issues treated as a slate; it seems the voters exercised their prerogative to pick and choose.

    Personally, I don’t agree with the results, but I respect the voter’s diligence.

  2. S_Emerson says:

    Yay for rejecting amendment 1 & 2! The strong statement against 1 is awesome. Sends a tisk-tisk to the self-serving Council who proposed it.

  3. Eightisenough says:

    Dkacoroski says each side treated the charter amendments as a slate. Not true. The Reject Amendment 1 committee was an all volunteer effort associated with no other group and we won with an overwhelming vote, proving once again the depth of the people’s desire for keeping real term limits. Good job voters, even with the biased ballot title, the voters knew 12 years as a council member would be too long.

    Now we have to return to real term limits for the other offices. Do you think the council members will once again put another proposed amendment to the voters so all county elected officials are limited to two term limits? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

  4. Sad to see the political machines finally destroy RCV. From beginning to end they impeded it at every step. A lock-down against any third or fourth party or any non-central committee apporved candidate. Break out the cigars boys and girls (but don’t smoke in the park)

  5. RCV was a waste of energy and confused the voters. It is successful in that people fouled up their ballots as they voted.

    Glad to see another ignorant tool of the left eliminated.

  6. mmrussell67 says:

    Curious – humm…the results are the exact opposite of the TNT endorsements for the charter amendments.

    Yes – The Reject Prop1 – was a citizen-volunteer effort – so congratulation to us! But, I still see some merit in considering odd-year elections for local races…

    However, the defeat of 1 & 2 says that the voters do not want to move odd year elections this way for now and they definately don’t want extend term limits for partisian county races.

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