No voters showed up Wednesday night to cast a ballot in an annexation referendum for an unincorporated Broward County community.
There are 68 registered voters in the 200-person Prospect Bend neighborhood. Tamarac officials have proposed annexing the neighborhood.
Details were mailed to registered voters. If just one voter had shown up, that one vote would have decided the neighborhood's fate.
The cost of keeping a polling site open for 12 hours with no voters: $2,500.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
One Vote Can Make A Difference
Today's lesson in civics and community involvement. And perhaps best illustrating how 'all politics is local.' From the Associated Press: