Politics and the City: Wanted – more to vote in city elections

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It has often been said that all politics is local. But you would never know that in Worcester, or many other communities for that matter, where a vast majority of voters seem to have little interest, at most, about their elected local officials.

That was underscored once again Tuesday when only 8.69% of Worcester’s registered voters cast ballots in the preliminary elections for at-large City Council and School Committee. In terms of numbers, that translates into 8,726 of the 100,404 people who were registered to vote in the election.

Such a turnout would fill only about two-thirds of the arena at the DCU Center.

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