2001-09-08 / Editorial/Opinion

Your Vote Will Count

Your Vote Will Count

There is no doubt that this is an historic election. With incumbents out of the picture in many of the races to be contested in Tuesday’s primary election, there is a plethora of candidates to choose from. And, choose you must. All of the candidates have run a good, clean race and have staked out their various positions well. If ever the old saw, "every vote counts," has meaning, however, it is in this election. In the citywide elections, such as the election for Mayor and for Comptroller, there will be a runoff election should none of the candidates reach forty percent of the count. That is not true with the City Council elections that were the focus of much of this paper’s ink over the past weeks. Those elections are winner take all, with the candidate garnering the most votes the winner. With four viable candidates in the race for the 32nd District Councilmanic seat, there is a distinct possibility that the winner will take less than thirty percent of the vote to win. In the 31st District, there are seven candidates vying for the Democratic nomination. There is a probability that a candidate could win that primary with a twenty percent plurality. Not exactly a mandate, but that is what it takes to win in this year of term limits. That is why it is important that every registered voter gets out and votes. Will your single vote count? This year, it definitely will!

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