Margate has 4,842 registered voters. Only 25% cared enough to vote in last weeks election. In the May 14, 2019 election, only 1,231 voters participated.
Close to 75% of Margate taxpayers were forced to sit on the sidelines. They are 2nd homeowners with no voting rights.
Voter Apathy in Margate. Low Turnout for 2019 Election.
- 2019 election: 2,905 votes were cast
- 2015 election: 4,110 votes were cast
NOTE: There were 788 ‘undervotes’ in the 2019 Margate NJ election. An undervote occurs when the number of choices selected by a voter in a contest is less than the maximum number allowed for that contest.
In a contested election, an undervote can be construed as active voter disaffection. An undervote can be intentional for purposes including protest votes, tactical voting, or abstention. Alternately undervotes can be unintentional and caused by many factors including poor ballot design.
Note: non-voting 2nd homeowners should be aware that this trend will only get worse. Fewer voters in Margate will likely mean: Keeping the status quo. Fewer voters and larger amounts of taxpayers ratables controlled by handful of individuals not concerned with non-voting 2nd home-owners of Margate.
Recommendation: Join Margate Homeowners Association. Retain services of attorney with municipal auditing experience.