Another Way to Look at Who the Most Popular Alder Is . . .

Posted April 6th, 2017 @ 8:46 AM by

Yesterday I looked at write-ins. Today, how many people went to the polls, got to that line and then said, I don’t feel like voting in this race . . . even though I’m standing right her in the voting booth. How many people opted NOT to vote for their unopposed alder . . .

Yup – more geekiness, with a little help from my friends!

These numbers are based on how many people voted in the Tony Evers race vs how many people voted for their alder. The percentage is the number of people who chose not to vote. I’ll admit, one of my geeky friends did the research and math here! The big news is 25-34% of voters didn’t bother voting for their alder . . . while standing in the voting booth.

25%
Shiva Bidar wards 60-64:
2413 for Evers race
1820 for Bidar
593 or 25% of the voters didn’t vote for their alder while standing in the voting booth

Marsha Rummel – Dist 6 wards 39-43:
4396 for Evers race
3293 for Rummel
1103 or 25% of the voters didn’t vote for their alder while standing in the voting booth

Samba Baldeh – Dist 17 wards 21-26:
1576 for Evers race
1179 for Baldeh
397 or 25% of the voters didn’t vote for their alder while standing in the voting booth

28%
Ledell Zellers – wards 44-48:
2696 for Evers race
1948 for Zellers
748 or 28% of the voters didn’t vote

Mike Verveer – wards 49-53:
2032 for Evers race
1470 for Verveer
562 or 28% of the voters didn’t vote for their alder while standing in the voting booth

Denise DeMarb – Dist 16 wards 1-7:
2263 for Evers race
1634 for DeMarb
629 or 28% of the voters didn’t vote for their alder while standing in the voting booth

29%
Sara Eskrich wards 65-69:
3468 for Evers race
2453 for Eskrich
1015 or 29% of the voters didn’t vote for their alder while standing in the voting booth

30%
Paul Skidmore – Dist 9 wards 107-111:
2293 for Evers race
1596 for Skidmore
697 or 30% of the voters didn’t vote for their alder while standing in the voting booth

Rebecca Kemble – Dist 18 wards 34-38:
2352 for Evers race
1647 for Kemble
705 or 30% of the voters didn’t vote for their alder while standing in the voting booth

Matt Phair – Dist 20 wards 91-96:
2280 for Evers race
1597 for Phair
683 or 30% of the voters didn’t vote for their alder while standing in the voting booth

32%
Amanda Hall – Dist 3 wards 8-12:
2176 for Evers race
1469 for Hall
707 or 32% of the voters didn’t vote for their alder while standing in the voting booth

Steve King – Dist 7 wards 97-100:
1686 for Evers race
1144 for King
542 or 32% of the voters didn’t vote for their alder while standing in the voting booth

David Ahrens – Dist 15 wards 13-20:
2249 for Evers race
1537 for Ahrens
712 or 32% of the voters didn’t vote for their alder while standing in the voting booth

33%
Mark Clear – Dist 19 wards 86-90:
3417 for Evers race
2288 for Clear
1129 or 33% of the voters didn’t vote for their alder while standing in the voting booth

34%
Larry Palm – Dist 12 wards 27-33:
2547 for Evers race
1669 for Palm
878 or 34% of the voters didn’t vote for their alder while standing in the voting booth

Another way to look at this is who got the most votes . . . Rummel always wins! I added in the contested races here . . .
3293 for Rummel
2864 for Cheeks – contested and still got more votes than most alders
2453 for Eskrich
2288 for Clear
2112 for Arvina Martin – the only new alder on the council after the elections
1948 for Zellers
1820 for Bidar
1669 for Palm
1647 for Kemble
1634 for DeMarb
1597 for Phair
1596 for Skidmore
1537 for Ahrens
1470 for Verveer
1469 for Hall
1179 for Baldeh
1144 for King
1133 for McKinney – contested race
1017 for Carter – contested race
454 for Wood – contested race

So you don’t have to look it up . . . this is the write in numbers again . . .
98.7% Mike Verveer (1470) – 20 write-ins
98.4% Shiva Bidar (1820 – 30 write-ins), Densie DeMarb (1634 – 26 write-ins) & Rebecca Kemble (1647 – 26 write-ins)
98.3% Ledell Zellers (1948) – 34 write-ins
98.2% Steve King (1144 – 21 write-ins), Samba Baldeh (1179 – 22 write-ins) & Matt Phair (1597 – 29 write-ins)
98% Mark Clear (2288 – 47 write-ins)
97.9% Marsha Rummel (3239 – 70 write-ins)
97.7% Paul Skidmore (1596 – 21 write-ins)
97.4% Amanda Hall (1469) – 39 write-ins
97.1% Larry Palm (1669 – 41 write-ins)
96.8% Sara Eskrich (2453 – 81 write-ins)
95.9% David Ahrens (1537 – 66 write-ins)


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