I have been working on a prediction for turnout statewide. I haven’t gotten it nailed down yet, but it will be interesting to see if it passes 5% by much.
I saw somewhere that the percentage of voters turning out for the 2006 Jim Webb-Harris Miller primary was just under 3.5% (150,000 +). That is abysmal numbers. I am adding my voice to others who have suggested that the election schedule in Virginia is too costly for the Commonwealth, and too draining to have elections every year. Fatigue and apathy sets in, and an ever changing group of activists try to win elections after the previous crowd got worn out from non-stop electioneering.
Please remember to vote, June 9, 2009, from 6 AM until 7 PM.