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Citing Home Rule, Bunnell Opposes State Move Forcing Cities to Alter Election Schedules

| February 23, 2016

Voter turnout in Bunnell city elections has been notoriously low. A state proposal aims to change that by forcing cities like Bunnell to adopt different election schedules. The Bunnell City Commission is opposed.

Flagler Voter Registrations Surge to 90%, Aiding GOP as Democrats Fall to Historic Low

| February 22, 2016

Flagler County’s voter registration rolls have surged by 21 percent since 2009, resulting in a 90 percent registration rate, with Republicans riding a 4,500-voter advantage over Democrats.

For Millennials, Government Is a Gap of Generations and Representation

| December 27, 2015

Millennials, those born after 1980 who entered adulthood at the turn of the century, hold just 5 percent of state legislative seats, while comprising 31 percent of the U.S. voting-age population.

For African-American Voter Turnout, a New Normal

| December 2, 2012

Ever since the process toward full citizenship of African Americans began with the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, politicians and others have been trying to stop us from exercising the hard fought, hard won right to vote, writes Leslie Watson Malachie. It’s not working anymore.

You’ll Shop for 43 Minutes a Day, But You Won’t Take 15 Minutes to Vote Every Two Years

| August 19, 2012

Less than 16 percent of Florida’s eligible voters, and 20 percent of Flagler’s, cast a ballot in last Tuesday’s primary, once again reminding the world that Americans’s interest in community and citizenship is among the lowest of any democracies. Perhaps it’s time to make voting mandatory.

Your Only Job Today: Vote

| August 14, 2012

Polls opened at 7 this morning. They will close at 7 this evening. You have one, brief job today–by far a more important job than sitting at your desk or punching a clock: find your precinct and go vote.

Lazy, Cheap, Irresponsible Palm Coast

| November 12, 2011

This week’s dismal voter turn-out for the Palm Coast election is a reflection of a city and a council that mirror each other in laziness, misplaced penny-pinching and indifference to civic engagement where it actually matters.

Primary Turnout Is Worst in at Least 16 Years; Black Voters Shrug Off 3 Black Candidates

| August 25, 2010

Three black candidates running in local elections didn’t get a higher turn-out from heavily black precincts. Whiter, richer precincts turned out at double those rates.

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