Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Ward 2 Special Election Right Now!

Today is the day--all of the candidates' hard work will go for all, or for naught, when the results roll in tonight around 8:30.

(Edit: Click here to see the results.)

As of an hour ago, about 600 people had voted, which is somewhat higher than the prevailing wisdom, although Ward 2 tends to show up to vote, so a turnout higher than the Ward 4 and 8 special elections (about 20%) was to be expected. If I had to guess, I would say that 850 people will vote by the time the polls close, putting turnout at around 25%.

The Paone campaign has reason for optimism--they/we raised a ton of money relatively speaking, and had a lot of hard work from a lot of people. Karen Jennings, the Green Party candidate, ran a good campaign, which will hopefully divide the environmentalist vote and help Fred sail to victory.

Stay tuned for results.

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