Heather Eby is back on City Council. She won the seat handily in yesterday's byelection. Eby took 41% of the votes compared to 2nd place finisher Doug Blanc who got 24%.
The number raising eyebrows today is 3162. That is the total number of votes. 3162 in a city of about 34,000.
People are talking. One prominent, local woman writing on social media says "Not impressed with the turnout at all - so sad our voters are that disengaged. #ThingsNeedtoChange"
One of her followers reacts..."In a city where everyone cares on social media, turns out they only care when they type."
He makes a good point. I see it. I read it. There is no shortage of criticism and cynicism on social media when it comes to civic issues but there was a shortage of voters yesterday.