Voter Turnout Down in Every District
Of all registered voters in the city, 7.7 percent voted in Tuesday's election.
Citywide voter turnout dropped by 2.74 percentage points on Tuesday from where it was two years ago.
Of all registered voters in the city, just 7.7 percent showed up at the polls, or submitted absentee or provisional ballots, as compared with 10.44 percent in 2009.
Two uncontested district races dragged down the citywide voter turnout. In District 2, where Robert Catlin and Monroe Dennis ran unopposed, 2.09 percent of registered voters participated in Tuesday's election. In District 4, where Marcus Afzali and Denise Mitchell ran unopposed, just 2.36 percent of voters cast ballots.
Those are the lowest voter turnout numbers for individual districts in recent years, despite 18 uncontested district races between 1993 and 2009.
Although there were three-person races in districts 1 and 3, both saw slight drops in turnout. District 1 fell from 16.68 percent in 2009, to 14.7 percent. District 3 fell from 11.01 percent in 2009 to 10.66 percent.
Chief of the Board of Election Supervisors Jack Robson said previously that voter turnout numbers can be misleading in College Park, as students might register to vote then move out of the city.
For more on the elections, visit the Patch Election Page.