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Election Results

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Category: Middletown City Government
Forum Name: City Income and Property Tax
Forum Description: Discuss Tax issues, current, past and upcoming.
URL: http://www.middletownusa.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=4708
Printed Date: Mar 27 2023 at 4:58pm


Topic: Election Results
Posted By: 409
Subject: Election Results
Date Posted: Aug 07 2012 at 10:47pm
Wow... BC results



Replies:
Posted By: Mike_Presta
Date Posted: Aug 25 2012 at 1:03am
I have two comments:
First, it is sad that fewer than 10% of Middletown's registered voters bothered to vote.
 
Second, it seems strange that, just as in the Ward One City Council election last November, NO (zip, zero, nada, nil, not even one) votes were reported as having been cast in the portion of Middletown's Ward One which is in Warren County.  (This includes the subdivions of Manchester Park and Sawyers Mill.)  Something seems very strange about this. 


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“Mulligan said he ... doesn’t believe they necessarily make the return on investment necessary to keep funding them.” …The Middletown Journal, January 30, 2012


Posted By: Mike_Presta
Date Posted: Aug 25 2012 at 1:27am
At last Tuesday's council meeting, several council members mentioned that the income tax won in "a landslide", but to state it another way:
Percentage of registered voters voting FOR the tax......................7.07%
Percentage of registered voters voting AGAINST the tax..............2.14%
Percentage of registered voters FAILING TO VOTE....................90.79%


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“Mulligan said he ... doesn’t believe they necessarily make the return on investment necessary to keep funding them.” …The Middletown Journal, January 30, 2012


Posted By: VietVet
Date Posted: Aug 25 2012 at 3:54pm
They succeeded in watering down the voter participation to eliminate the threat from the no voters, then, ramped up the "for the levy" voters and made sure they participated. Smart plan. They were successful and will continue to use this method as long as it is in their favor. August "off season" timing benefits them as many may not be aware or "forget" to go to the polls......the ones who don't "forget" are their buddies. They win. We lose. The apathy continues with most not caring one way or the other. What the heck are we in the minority suppose to do to stimulate the anger that should be present in this city? Apparently, most don't care whether the city is run correctly or not. Sad.


Posted By: Mike_Presta
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 3:53am
Interesting observation:
 
Number of Middletonians voting "FOR" the Public Safety tax this past August:  1,934
Number of Middletonians voting "FOR" the Senior Citizens' levy yesterday:  9,776


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“Mulligan said he ... doesn’t believe they necessarily make the return on investment necessary to keep funding them.” …The Middletown Journal, January 30, 2012


Posted By: Pacman
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 7:43pm
Mike,

There's nothing mysterious about this...

They put public safety levy's in august simply because they no the turn will be soo low they will be unlikey to lose.

Mike, we can always try to have the public safety tax resended and put on for next november??

PacmanCool



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