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Precinct-by-precinct results

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


CandidateBrazil 1Brazil 2Brazil 3Brazil 4Brazil 6Jackson 3Total
John S. Nelson242225118696
T.J. Sneddon536127271224204
Ann Bradshaw827198402119331
Beverly Chaney451864239
Brian Wyndham838882563950398
Karen McQueen129135163775051605
Council, At-Large
Pat Heffner647341331528254
Tyler Hutcheson121131153805550591
Council, Ward 1
Gary Rickert480000048
Brad Deal14200000142
Council, Ward 2
Sam Glover075000075
Council, Ward 4
Dustin Jorgensen0003602864
Bill Lovett00079057136

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Assuming that everyone voted for a mayoral candidate (correct or not), there were 1,068 voters.

As of the 2010 census, Brazil has 7,912 residents. Of those, 5,871 (74.2%) are old enough to vote. Given that, just over 18% of our city voted.

It took me less than a minute to cast my vote this morning. I was in and out in less than 5 minutes.

The only thing I have to say is this: If you didn't vote, don't complain.

-- Posted by JHeffner on Tue, May 3, 2011, at 9:48 PM

I agree with JHeffner. Over all in our nation, less than 40% turn out to vote in a Presidential election. That is very sad. We take our freedoms for granted.

If you don't vote in the national elections, then I guess you like $4.00 a gallon gasoline.

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Tue, May 3, 2011, at 10:05 PM

Hardee's and MacDonalds will be full of people complaining in November. People that didn't vote will say whats wrong with and that. Hey it has gotten to be the American Way, "Do nothing but complain any way"

-- Posted by smallguysmalltown on Wed, May 4, 2011, at 5:08 AM

JHeffner,Conservative Dad I disagree. you choose to vote for whom you want. choosing not to vote is also a choice. as long as people still have the choice, they have the Right to complain.

95% of all people in small towns vote for populare, not the job they will do.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Wed, May 4, 2011, at 9:45 AM

Of that 74% how many actually live in the city limits. Voter turn out would have been better had everyone with a Brazil address been allowed to vote.

-- Posted by benna30 on Wed, May 4, 2011, at 11:56 AM

The 7,912 figure is the population of Brazil city, and so is the 74% figure. People outside the city limits can't vote for city positions, regardless of whether you have a "Brazil" address or not. For example, Colony Acres is outside the city limits; those residents can't vote in the city election.

-- Posted by JHeffner on Wed, May 4, 2011, at 12:06 PM


Let me rephrase my statement to more accurately reflect my intention: If you didn't vote, don't complain about the person in office.

Voting is a right, not a privilege. I believe that if someone chooses not to vote, he is saying that he doesn't care who gets elected. However, if he complains afterwards, it indicates that he does care. So which is it?

A person who has an opportunity to directly affect an outcome but chooses not to, and then complains about it later, is a hypocrite in my mind.

-- Posted by JHeffner on Wed, May 4, 2011, at 12:39 PM

... again I ask, why are the City Council meetings not "PACKED" with citizens / voters who care about the decisions that effect the city? Can't you schedule an hour or two that affects "your" life, "your" children's life and "your" community? If the answer is no, that you are as sad as those that maliciously set out to destroy the city either from within or otherwise. Remember, "If you don't stand for something, you'll settle for anything." CAB

-- Posted by CAB (Concerns About Brazil) on Wed, May 4, 2011, at 1:38 PM

A person who has an opportunity to directly affect an outcome but chooses not to, and then complains about it later, is a hypocrite in my mind.

doesnt not voting affect the outcome?

Voting is a choice !

i fought for the freedom of choice!

quess you think when you turn 18 u must join the military . as of right now still a choice. If you dont join you dont have the right to complain on whats going on in the USA?


-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Wed, May 4, 2011, at 1:39 PM

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