11 Days Until the Signs Come DownNovember 5th, 2007 by Steven Gardner
The election quickly approaches and thanks to the lack of local polling we’re left to offer WAGs on how some races and measures will turn out come 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Feel free to project on:
City Council races
Port Orchard Mayor
Bremerton’s Proposition 1
Years ago I faulted a pro-school district levy team on Bainbridge for waiting too long to campaign. With mail-in elections, I said, you have to campaign before the ballots are mailed.
That may be true to some extent still, but I’ve had cause to re-think the value of late campaigning, in large part because of how much is still going on in the statewide races. It makes sense that the earlier someone votes, the less likely any campaigning matters anyway. But if you’re undecided, hearing that someone arguing for or against R-67 is lying might make a difference.
For those voting late in the process, do you think it’s caused by:
A. Uncertainty on R-67?
B. Uncertainty on Simple Majority?
C. Uncertainty on a local race or measure?
D. Uncertainty where the ballot ended up in the pile of mail?
The signs are supposed to be down a week from Friday, six days before Thanksgiving.