Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Polls Reportedly "DEAD" Today

  
How Low Will Turnout Go??

Under 3,000??

Polls are closed & the tally is: 1538 Yes
924 No

SCATS ~~ Under 2500 turned out to the polls! Apathy has reached a new low.
   
  

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

that's what i heard when I voted I think that was the idea

Anonymous said...

Landslide!!

17 "yea"

3 "nay"

SCATS said...

To 8:17PM ~~ One person told me only 70 people had voted by 2PM today at their location. VERY POOR.

To 9PM ~~ NOT funny. Maybe Greece can become known as the MOST APATHETIC district/town in the county.

Anonymous said...

Passed 1538 to 924. I guess the guy that said 1300 to 550 wasn't far off. Of course that was me! lol

Too bad we got snookered by the district again. Is this the third time we have funded some of the same items?

SCATS said...

To 9:55PM ~~ It's the 5th time for asbestos abatement at Apollo that I'm aware of. Snookered is an understatement!

Do you pick Lotto numbers, by chance?

bscheuer said...

It is maddening to see such a low turnout. Nothing will ever change without informed participation from the community. Very frustrating....

SCATS said...

To Bscheuer ~~ They have been taught to stay away by a BOE that shows them their vote only counts if it's a yes vote. Case in point: the last defeated budget caused them to trim a small amount & declare a contingency budget while they claimed a revote was too expensive. The cost of holding a vote today was NEVER a factor considered, but the fact that December is the best time of year to slip one through for approval was considered. Nice huh?

Anonymous said...

Employees and their families carried the day once again!

Anonymous said...

It's a mandate!

Eileen Dover said...

I sure hope ya'all can afford that $1.00 increase. For most who browse this site, that means one less Cialis for you. Booooo hoooo!

Anonymous said...

Have we already sent in to the state our applications for approval of our building plans? They had to be in by September 2011. Why are we waiting until 2013 to begin construction? There is a summer of 2012.

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/facplan/documents/QSCB2010allocationsSuperintendents040111.pdf

Here is more explanation, since it is being jammed down our throats anyway.

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/facplan/EXCEL/ExcelQA062606.htm

All we can do now is make sure they are properly seeking approval and are working according to the "approved" plans.

Anonymous said...

So apparently all districts try to pull it over on the voters by doing EXCEL votes in December. Last year Gates did theirs in December. Yesterday was not only Greece but Wayne Center and today is Penfield. We must not be the only ones trying to cheat the voter.

SCATS said...

To 4:29AM ~~ Indeed they did, BUT the numbers are SO LOW, it's nothing to be proud of.

To 6:45AM ~~ HARDLY!!

To 7:15AM ~~ If YOU know the price per pill, then welcome to the group!! ;)

To 7:21AM ~~ Don't quote me on this, but as I recall, I don't think we've sent those plans in yet.

To 9:04AM ~~ Yes, Greece is such a "model" for other communities to follow. We may be in the dumpster with our test scores, but we damned well know how to get a dugout built when the community is resistant.

Anonymous said...

Just when we thought we couldn't go any lower, the BOE came to our rescue and will make dugouts! What's next? basements for the dugouts so we can go even lower?

Anonymous said...

I worked the polls yesterday at the location that had the most voters. It was senior citzens that voted. I was appalled to see so few parents. Even when school let out and they all came to pick up their children (heaven forbid they ride the bus) they didn't even bother to vote. I believe if you're unhappy with the outcome don't blame the parents.

SCATS said...

To 11:55AM ~~ I'm not sure that one polling place is indicative of all 13. From what I know, certain schools do tend to get out the parents to vote. Historically, Pine Brook has been in that category.

Anonymous said...

Most voters at HR and BH were also seniors.

Anonymous said...

11:55 from what I hear the reason they probably can't vote in some cases is that they don't live in Greece. We could save about 5 million each year if we kicked out the kids that are going to Greece schools but live in the city.
Olympia has 20% city enrollment. And they can't do anything about it.

SCATS said...

To 1:57PM ~~ The BH/HR pair of schools are traditionally heavy with no voters & a large proportion of seniors. Nothing unusual about that at all.

To 3:06PM ~~ Good point. I'm hearing that it's closer to 25% at Olympia ... they could do something. But they've chosen to turn the other way. Sad. Maybe someday a revolution will cause meaningful change in Greece.

Anonymous said...

People in the Town of Greece should be ashamed of youselfs for not voting at all. Whether you vote yes or no you need to have voice. It is truly pathetic.