We found out who actually cares about Greenville on Monday, and, frankly, it’s not that many people.
Only 351 of the 3,675 registered voters in Ward 1 came out to decide what is the single most important race in our community. Only 318 of the 3,421 registered voters in Ward 6 voted Monday.
There’s no hyperbole here. Local elections are the most important decisions we make.
They have the greatest effect on our day-to-day lives, yet we seem content to allow that decision to be made by someone else.
For those of you who voted, good on you. For those four men who sought election, doubly so.
But for those who stayed home, you announced you don’t really have an opinion about the future of Greenville.
That’s fine by us, becasue we get to make the decision now.
Those of us among the 865 people who voted in the election Monday — there were actually 196 votes cast in a couple other non-contested elections for Mayor and Ward 2 — now get to set the stage for what we want to happen in our town.
The rest of you apparently don’t care and now less than 10 percent of the registered voters in those two wards have chosen who will represent them on the city council.
It’s just not enough people to be a true marker of the will of the town.