Archive for Monday, October 29, 2012

Certified results confirm voter registration drop

October 29, 2012


Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew on Monday released the certified numbers of registered voters for the county, and it has decreased from 83,174 in October 2008 to 78,752 now.

That is a drop of 4,422 voters, or about a 5 percent decline.

Here are the numbers of registered voters by political party from 2008 and 2012:

• Democrats: 29,144; 27,194 (decrease of 1,950).

• Republicans: 24,362; 22,706 (decrease of 1,656).

• Unaffiliated: 28,816; 28,028 (decrease of 788).

• Libertarian: 754; 759 (increase of 5)

• Reform: 101; 52 (decrease of 49)

• Americans Elect: (didn’t exist in 2008); 13.

If you want to beat the crowd on Election Day, which is Nov. 6, advance voting continues this week amid seasonable weather.

Here’s the schedule for advance voting this week:

• Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Additional hours at the courthouse will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The last time for advance voting at the courthouse is 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 5.

• Brandon Woods Smith Center, 4730 Brandon Woods Terrace: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

• Building 21 at Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St.: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

• Drive Room at Kansas University Burge Union, 1601 Irving Hill Road: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.

• Lecompton City Hall, Eudora Recreation Center and Baldwin City Fire Department: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.


Liberty275 1 year, 5 months ago

"Libertarian: 754; 759 (increase of 5)"

Up up up!


Cait McKnelly 1 year, 5 months ago

It's really ISN'T funny. Notice the difference in dates between the Spanish side and the English side of this flyer. THIS, my frans, is REAL voter fraud.


rockchalk1977 1 year, 5 months ago

Obama has the stupid vote wrapped up... which includes his own VP. Biden calls the Cleveland Plain Dealer one of the major newspapers "in this state." He is in Florida, not Ohio.


Armstrong 1 year, 5 months ago

Unbundle the undies kids - it's a joke. Geez


Armstrong 1 year, 5 months ago

Don't forget vote Nov 7 Obama fans !


nutcase_alert 1 year, 5 months ago

I think Obama's looney-tune base think somehow voting early will get the loser re-elected. lol!


CrumpD 1 year, 5 months ago

I wonder what the numbers would be if it was reported correct. My husband who happens to be a soldier and was deployed at the time that he registered was shocked when his registration card came back as "Unaffiliated" when he has never registered that way and didn't this time either. Makes me wonder how many others in the military were registered like my husband.


consumer1 1 year, 5 months ago

You know Jhawkinsf, that is a very good point. my sarcasam takes a back seat to your well thought out logic. I appologize for my negative comment. Thanks


jhawkinsf 1 year, 5 months ago

Without breaking out my slide rule to get exact percentages, it does appear that the decreases of registered Democrats and Republicans is about the same. Interestingly, the decrease in those who identify as unaffiliated appears to be much less by percentage and actual numbers. First thought that comes to mind is that people seem to be disenchanted with Democrats and Republicans.


consumer1 1 year, 5 months ago

Democrats must hate that they can only vote and register once. It used to be so easy to vote several times for your choice. Dang it!!


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