Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dunwoody Election Day is this Tuesday Nov 5th from 7 am to 7 pm

Election Day is fast approaching on Tuesday and because there is only a single item on the ballot voter turnout is expected to be low.  Only the the three local Dunwoody City Council seats are contested and then you only get to vote in the district in which you are registered.

Above is a map pulled from the Dunwoody GIS System identifying the three city council districts with the actual voting precincts whereby some precincts are split between several city council districts.

The polls will open for the November 5, 2013 Municipal General Election at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 7:00 p.m. at your designated voter precinct.  If no candidate receives a majority vote in Districts 1 & 2, then a runoff election will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the same precinct locations.

At about 7:30 the polling workers are required to post a paper tape of the results behind a glass window or door upon closing therefore runners are typically assigned to wait for the results and call them into a central location for unofficial tallying.

By 8 pm, the results will be known.

Real question is are you ready to vote?   Have you researched the candidates in your district?


GaryRayBetz said...

Well, thanks for posting this, John. The date and all the times that I need to know about the election!

I shall try to stay sober the night before; however, if I slip up and subsequently experience the delirium tremens, I hope that me being a Chicagoan, y'all will allow me the privilege of sending someone to vote in my stead.

GaryRayBetz said...

As I'm from Chicago you'd think I'd want the Chicago Cubs to finally break their 105 year drought and finally win a world series. But I don't. And I used to even sell hot dogs at Wrigley Field. My selling hook was "Buy a wiener and help free Patty Hearst!!!"

You see, I love drama more than victory. It's more fun to see every year how the Cubs will lose. Will it be sunlight in the outfielders' eyes causing easy fly balls to be dropped? Will it be the curse of the Billy Goat? Will it be Leon Durham's "Gatorade Glove Play"? Or will it be life-long Cub's fan Steve Bartman interfering with the left-fielder? It's all much more delicious than winning! Yes, it is bit of Schadenfreude, but most cathartic.

And now that I've had time to mull over this upcoming local election, I'm thinking I'd rather have the Clean Sweepers win, as it's much more fun around here when the City of Dunwoody loses.

Just think, once the Clean Sweepers' victory is announced come Tuesday night, the little Tea Party Trilbies shall crowd onto Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, hoist up their Svengalian Tea Party puppet-master, and march Dunwoody's version of Hedda's Judge Brack up to the Farm House placing him on the 2nd floor balcony where he may frenetically address his newly elected minions, providing them with instructions for his three year plan for the dismantling of the City of Dunwoody.

And the anticipated hilarity shall ensue through their three year terms! While the Clean Sweepers are busy implementing their lame legislation and regale their mindless followers with jejune screeds during city council meetings and trivialize the Dunwoody Police Department's role in the community by occupying their time with trifling tasks of ticketing bicyclists, over-night parking on the street, households with more than four vehicles, etc., I shall be free to re-cultivate my crawlspace pot farm and re-assemble my meth lab, which I am purported to have.

Oh, such fun we shall have in the ludicrous, incompetent, and neo-totalitarian reign of the Clean Sweepers! As the Clean Sweepers shall misguide Dunwoody like Chicago's lovable losers - the Cubs, the city shall eventually lose, but as this is municipal government and not a sport - the consequences shan't be that of communal pseudo-blues, but very real for each Dunwoody citizen - unkempt and unusable parks, pedestrian and cyclist unfriendly thoroughfares, an unelected Tea Party party boss pulling the strings of his know-nothing / do-nothing lackeys, discordant and ineffective governance, and finally Dunwoody will go the way of perhaps a Flint, Michigan, with essentially worthless property values, as no one will want to raise their family in such a cesspool. And the only one that will be happy, will be sick-twists like me, who love a good catastrophe.

Yeah, for an anarchical time - vote for the Clean Sweepers, every single one of them!!! As Kurt Cobain would sing -

"Here we are now, entertain us
I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us"

Max said...

With all apologies to Reservoir Dogs, I submit this election song should be captioned:

"Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you."

Funny stuff Gary Ray, if it wasn't half true:

"Well I don't know why I came here tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain't right,
I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair..."

These folks are playing to the worst of human emotions - Fear and anger born of the festering lack of confidence in Congress - But not a Dunwoody issue.

Brian and Tammy Anderson, Adrian, and the rest of the pack ought to be ashamed of themselves.