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Offline BLeafe

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2020 General Election Results in Hackensack
« on: November 04, 2020, 03:30:01 PM »
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Offline Victor E Sasson

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Re: 2020 General Election Results in Hackensack
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2021, 11:48:07 AM »
Nearly 13,000 votes in the presidential election would mean about 10,000 registered voters in Hackensack didn't vote at all. Is that possible? Yes, Hackensack voters are famously apathetic when it comes to council and school board elections in April and May, but what's the explanation for so much disinterest in what was probably the most important election of our lives? Bewildering, troubling and downright ridiculous.

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Re: 2020 General Election Results in Hackensack
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2021, 12:39:25 PM »
Turns out the general election results for the Nov. 3 presidential election posted by BLeafe didn't tell the whole story.

According to the Bergen County Clerk, voter turnout in Hackensack was far better:

There were 26,928 eligible voters and 18,350 votes were cast for a turnout of 68.1 percent. The overall voter turnout in Bergen County was 75.1 percent.

Still, Hackensack doesn't have anything to be proud about. Mail-in ballots were sent to all registered voters, and although the ballots are a challenge to fill out, even if like me, you have been using them in local, state and national elections for years, I can't imagine why more than 8,500 eligible voters in the county seat didn't cast ballots.