Deerfield-News.com-Deerfield Beach,Fl-I know Deerfield Beach is not the only city in America to not vote on national election day.That is a fact Deerfield Beach citizens need to change.
These were the election results from our last city election.Our city has grown by leaps and bounds,we are not getting enough voter turnout the way city elections are now held.
The vote for Deerfield Beach Mayor had roughly 6000 voters in total,for city commissioners the numbers of voters were under 2000 per district.For a city of 79,000 plus according to census.gov we can do a lot better in voter turn out if we voted on the same day we vote for all other elected officials.I have a records request being sent now on what is that procedure.
The following is from www.census.gov
Population estimates, July 1, 2016, (V2016) 79,764
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2016) 75,018
100% of Precincts Reporting
William Ganz 2,327 38%
Walter Kenneth Wayne 1,575 26%
Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed 1,131 18%
Benjamin Preston 977 16%
Deerfield Beach District 3
100% of Precincts Reporting (7/7)
Bernie Parness 552 41%
Richard Rosenzweig 521 39%
Caryl Berner 244 18%
Deerfield Beach District 4
100% of Precincts Reporting (5/5)
Todd Drosky 930 63%
Joseph Hines 385 26%
Robert Durham 142 9%
Infographic from Deerfield Beach Solutions-