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Apparently, happy people don’t vote

Posted: June 20, 2009 4:22 p.m.
Updated: June 21, 2009 4:55 a.m.
Frank Ferry certainly has an interesting take on low voter turnout.

When asked about the poor turnout during his last election, Frank states, "It's not necessarily a bad thing when people don't vote," adding that low numbers may tend to show residents are content with city government.

While most people would probably attribute low turnout to apathy, Frank thinks it is due to contentment with the status quo.

Most educators would encourage people to vote, particularly our young adults, citing civic duty and not taking for granted a right that is a strong symbol of the freedom we enjoy.

But not Ferry, not the principal of Bishop Alemany High School, not our "Mayor Dude."

So when the next election for city council is upon us, if you're content with Ferry, don't vote.

It won't necessarily be a bad thing.


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