Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:11 PM
csziggy (14,205 posts)
Last edited Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:56 PM USA/ET - Edit history (1)
ETA: Here is the statement from the St. Lucie Supervisor of Elections website:
Note* - turnout percentages will show over 100% due to a two page ballot. the tabulation system (GEMS) provides voter turnout as equal to the total cards cast in the election divided by the number of registered voters. also note that some voters chose not to return by mail the second card containing the amendments.
Thank you, LisaL for pointing me to the correct answer!
(I had the link directly to the PDF of results and missed that note on the St. Lucie Supervisor of Elections website.
My husband just brought this into me. According to the State of Votes Cast from the State of Florida Division of Elections (http://www.slcelections.com/Pdf%20Docs/2012%20General/rescan/GEMS%20SOVC%20REPORT.pdf), All but one precinct had more than 100% turnout.
According to their totals, the county has 175554 registered voters and 247383 ballots were cast.
In the Presidential race, they show 175554 registered voters and 123301 votes cast in that race.
This is very strange. I am not sure what to make of it!
13 replies, 1595 views
Corrected information! (Original post)
Response to LisaL (Reply #2)
Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:19 PM
muriel_volestrangler (65,345 posts)
6. Please, everyone - read this post above before you comment
It is simple - there were 2 cards handed out (you can see the number of cards registered for each question is one value for the first questions, and then another value for the second, since it seems some people didn't bother filling in the 2nd one). So 'cards divided by registered voters' is really about twice the true turnout value.
I don't want to see anyone recommending this thread before the OP has been edited to explain this. Let's not look as stupid about this as the freepers did a couple of days ago.
Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #6)
Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:22 PM
AlGoreRhythms (111 posts)
8. sorry about that, the page wouldn't load for me
and when i tried to find an explanation i could only find right wing blogs talking about it
Response to csziggy (Original post)
Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:23 PM
flowomo (4,740 posts)
10. here is the exact statement/explanation
from the website:
"note* - turnout percentages will show over 100% due to a two page ballot. the tabulation system (GEMS) provides voter turnout as equal to the total cards cast in the election divided by the number of registered voters. also note that some voters chose not to return by mail the second card containing the amendments."