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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.

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