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St. Petersburg should move its elections back to the Spring, but when exactly?

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The numbers do not lie: in March of 2001, more than 34% of voters turnout to choose the Mayor of St. Petersburg. 34% is not an especially impressive showing, but it’s certainly better than the 26% who turned-out earlier this month. And that was for a Mayoral Election. Consider the numbers when the Mayoral Race is not on the top of the ballot. In 2001, a paltry 12.77% took part in the city’s elections. By 2007, the number had fallen…

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Images from Election Day

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Mayoral candidate Jamie Bennett found his front yard filled with campaign signs put there by his daughter Alexandria. St. Petersburg Firefighters manned the polls for their endorsed candidates Angela Rouson and Kathleen Ford. Rick Baker enjoys lunch at Diner 437. An adviser to Baker said the Mayor held back his endorsement of Bill Foster once Baker learned Foster was comfortably ahead in the polls. With more than half of the electorate voting by mail and turnout low, poll workers, such…

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