I would be leery of interpreting abstention in that way. Similar logic has
been employed in some states to prevent referendums involving tax increases
to be passed.
My sense is that the low vote total reflects that people understand this is
a serious issue requiring an informed decision. Those who don't have the
time or background to fully digest what each option means might well hang
back rather than unintentionally indicate a preference that could lead to
In any case, people who feel the current system is fine and don't want to
pursue alternatives can affirmatively choose that we keep things as they
On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 12:35 PM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Oct 24, 2017, at 3:02 PM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> Just bumping this, to remind people to vote. We have 129 votes cast, so
> >> far, and I suspect more people are interested in the outcome of this
> >> have voted, yet.
> >> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K5MWGNC
> > Yes, please vote. Otherwise, I don’t think we — the community -- will
> get enough input to make a sound decision.
> Here’s a radical idea. There are essentially three choice in the vote:
> 1. Do nothing
> 2. Incorporate
> 3. Partner with fiscal agent
> There are approximately 3,500 people in our community. Each non-vote could
> be counted as a vote for #1. If so, then we are well on track for doing
> nothing. 8-D —Earache