Subject: RE: Lowest in decades?
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 06:26:05 -0500
From: Lynda Rife
To: 'Gardner Selby' <wgselby@statesman.com>


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These (turnout) numbers came from the City of Austin Website.


5/14/2011 - 32,869
5/9/2009 - 58,610
5/10/2008 - 35,858
5/13/06 - 62,016
5/7/05 - 67,126
5/3/03 - 59,929
5/4/02 - 42,431
5/6/00 - 38,166
5/1/99 -34,211
3/3/97 - 62,840
5/4/96 - 47,234
5/7/94 - 85,028
5/1/93 - 104,285
5/4/91 - 57,098
5/5/90 - 43,896
5/7/88 - 63,841
5/2/87 - 63,552
5/4/85 - 72,285
4/2/83 - 76,252
4/4/81 - 70,647
4/7/79 - 55,415
4/2/77 - 61,538
4/5/75 - 72,623
4/7/73 - 63,478
4/3/71 - 53,140
4/5/69 - 37,224
4/1/67 - 32,892
4/3/65 - 21,606

Our press statement is based on these numbers.

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We then looked at voters in a City of Austin General Election, as a
percentage of total city population. We couldn't find one lower at less
than 4 percent. This number seems to provide the most insight into this
election.

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