Why vote? When you don’t vote you hand your vote to someone else who is voting. How can that be? If the vote is very close, you and a few other people could have changed the result. There have been elections in which a government has fallen because of one vote.
• Directors from Areas A and B were elected by acclamation.
• Roberts Creek voter turnout was 43 per cent (the director won 61 per cent of those voting – but only 26 per cent of the total possible voters).
• Elphinstone voter turnout was 38 per cent (the director won 45 per cent of those voting – but only 17 per cent of the total possible voters).
• West Howe Sound voter turnout was 33 per cent (the director won 61.5 per cent of those voting – but only 20 per cent of the total possible voters).
Those who didn’t care to vote handed a great many votes to the few who did! “Not to decide is to decide.”
None of this is intended as a criticism of the directors. They may have wished more people exercised their right to vote.
Clint Budd, Elphinstone