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Where Voting  & Voters Really Do Matter!

AVM HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA

These County Election Results Show a REAL need for a Voter Quorum Law!

2018

Hillsborough County

Commission

District

2, 4, 5 & 7

and

Sherriff

Elections

BOCC District 2 (District Only Seat)

     Registered District 2 Voters:   224,974

     Votes for Winner:                  74,040  (32.9% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:    67,378  (29.9% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 3.3 out of 10 registered district voters! 

BOCC District 4 (District Only Seat)

     Registered District 4 Voters:     232,975

     Votes for Winner:                  81,605  (35.0% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:    60,110  (25.8% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 3.5  out of 10 registered district voters! 

BOCC District 5 (County Wide Seat)

     Registered County Voters:     862,724

     Votes for Winner:                265,414  (30.7% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:   241,943 (28.0% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 3 out of 10 registered county voters! 

BOCC District 7 (County Wide Seat)

     Registered County Voters:     862,724

     Votes for Winner:                268,635  (31.3% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:   235,248 (27.2% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 3 out of 10 registered county voters! 

Hillsborough County Sherriff (County Wide Office)

     Registered County Voters:     862,724

     Votes for Winner:                280,849  (32.5% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:   231,418 (26.8% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 3.1 out of 10 registered county voters! 

2016

Hillsborough County

District 1, 6

Commission

Seats,

Clerk of Circuit

Court & Comptroller,

Property Appraiser

BOCC District 1 (District Only Seat)

     Registered District 1 Voters:   222,798

     Votes for Winner:                  84,540  (37.9% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:    64,582  (28.9% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 3.8 out of 10 registered district voters! 

BOCC District 6 (County Wide Seat)

     Registered County Voters:        849,843

     Votes for Winner:                  314,008  (36.9% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:    251,028  (29.5% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 3.7  out of 10 registered district voters! 

Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller (County Wide Seat)

     Registered County Voters:       849,843

     Votes for Winner:                  304,631  (35.8% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:    266,036  (31.3% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 3.6  out of 10 registered county voters! 

Property Appraiser (County Wide Seat)

     Registered County Voters:       849,843

     Votes for Winner:                  322,116  (37.9% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:    243,922  (27.7% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 3.8  out of 10 registered county voters!

BOCC District 2 (District Only Seat)

     Registered District 2 Voters:   198,932

     Votes for Winner:                  57,467  (28.8% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:    45,196  (28.9% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 2.8 out of 10 registered district voters! 

BOCC District 4 (District Only Seat)

     Registered District 4 Voters:    194,775

     Votes for Winner:                  75,733  (38.8% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:     3,230   (2.0% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 3.9 out of 10 registered district voters and she was running unopposed! 

BOCC District 7 (County Wide Seat)

     Registered County Voters:        756,155

     Votes for Winner:                  177,890  (23.5% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:    175,954  (23.2% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 2.4  out of 10 registered district voters! 

2014

Hillsborough County

District 2, 4, 7

Commission

Seats

BOCC District 4 (District Only Seat)

     Registered District 4 Voters:    181,538

     Votes for Winner:                  76,413  (42.0% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:    48,992  (26.9% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 4.2 out of 10 registered district voters!

 

BOCC District 6 (County Wide Seat)

     Registered County Voters:        747,605

     Votes for Winner:                  287,405  (38.4% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:    208,640  (27.9% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 3.8  out of 10 registered district voters! 

Sheriff (County Wide Seat)

     Registered County Voters:        747,605

     Votes for Winner:                  408,801  (54.6% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:      13,855  (1.8% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 5.5  out of 10 registered county voters although he was running unopoosed!

Property Appraiser (County Wide Seat)

     Registered County Voters:        747,605

     Votes for Winner:                  268,763  (35.9% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:    243,539  (32.5% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 3.6  out of 10 registered county voters!

Supervisor of Elections (County Wide Seat)

     Registered County Voters:        747,605

     Votes for Winner:                  281,135  (37.6% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:    220,643  (29.5% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 3.8  out of 10 registered county voters!

2012

Hillsborough County

District 4, 6

Commission

Seats,

Sheriff, 

Property Appraiser,

Supervisor of

Elections

2010

Hillsborough County

District

1, 2, 3, 5, 7

Commission

Seats

BOCC District 1 (District Only Seat)

     Registered District 1 Voters:   157,550

     Votes for Winner:                  39,111  (24.8% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:    33,265  (21.1% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 2.5 out of 10 registered district voters!

BOCC District 2 (District Only Seat)

     Registered District 2 Voters:    190,296

     Votes for Winner:                   62,767  (32.9% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:     24,744  (13.0% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 3.3 out of 10 registered district voters!

BOCC District 3 (District Only Seat)

     Registered District 3 Voters:    132,863

     Votes for Winner:                  39,256  (29.5% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:      1,613  (1.2% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 3 out of 10 registered district voters even though they ran unopposed!

BOCC District 5 (County Wide Seat)

     Registered County Voters:        680,013

     Votes for Winner:                   163,020  (23.9% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:     131,504  (19.3 of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 2.4  out of 10 registered district voters! 

BOCC District 7 (County Wide Seat)

     Registered County Voters:        680,013

     Votes for Winner:                   203,372  (29.9% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:       82,991  (12.2% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 2.9  out of 10 registered district voters! 

2008

Hillsborough County

District 2, 4, 6

Commission

Seats,

Property Appraiser,

Tax Collector,

Supervisor of

Elections

BOCC District 2 (District Only Seat)

     Registered District 2 Voters:    181,003

     Votes for Winner:                 106,813 (59.0% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:      5,563  (3.0% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 6 out of 10 registered district voters although he was running unopposed! 

BOCC District 4 (District Only Seat)

     Registered District 4 Voters:    190,950

     Votes for Winner:                   95,269  (44.6% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:     42,715  (22.3% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 4.5 out of 10 registered district voters!

BOCC District 6 (County Wide Seat)

     Registered County Voters:        701,464

     Votes for Winner:                   261,490  (37.2 of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:     212,478  (30.2% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 3.7  out of 10 registered district voters! 

Property Appraiser (County Wide Seat)

     Registered County Voters:        701,464

     Votes for Winner:                   262,425  (37.4% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:     218,822  (31.5% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 3.7  out of 10 registered district voters! 

Tax Collector (County Wide Seat)

     Registered County Voters:        701,464

     Votes for Winner:                   322,643  (45.9% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:     140,713  (20.0% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 4.6  out of 10 registered district voters!

Supervisor of Elections (County Wide Seat)

     Registered County Voters:        701,464

     Votes for Winner:                   253,214  (36.0% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes for Other Candidates:     235,414  (33.5% of the total electorate voted against)    

The Winner received essentially a vote from 2.9  out of 10 registered district voters! 

These County Referendum Results Show a REAL need for a Voter Quorum Law!

In Nov. 2018 there were ~862,724 voters on County Rolls. On election day, under the guise of using the money for transportation improvements, ~282,000 or 31.6 people voted 'YES' to increase the county tax rate 8.28 Billion over 30 years. 

In other words, ~282,000 or 20.1% of Hillsborough residents where able to increase the taxes of ALL 1.4 million men, women and children living or even passing through the county.

Under a Voter Quorum Law ~446,107 or 50%+1'YES' votes would been needed to pass this referendum. If a Voter Quorum is needed for the US, State County & City Govs then why not for the voters?

​In Nov. 2018 there were ~862,724 voter on County Rolls. On election day, under the guise of using the money to help the poor & impoverished school board pay their bills, ~276,000 or 30.9% people voted 'YES' to increase the county tax rate 1.380 Billion over 10 years. 

In other words, ~276,000 or 19.7% Hillsborough residents where able to increase the taxes of ALL 1.4 million men, women and children living or even passing through the county.

Under a Voter Quorum Law ~446,107 or 50%+1'YES' votes would been needed to pass this referendum. If a Voter Quorum is needed for the US, State County & City Govs then why not for the voters?

(Special note about the so called 'Education Referendum': In August 2018 the Hillsborough School Board asked the County for the Nov. 6 half cent sales tax referendum saying they desperately needed the moneyfor school repairs, but oddly in September, only a month later, they adopted a $3,000,000,000 or $3 BILLION budget and simultaneously voted to lower county property taxes, WHICH ARE USED TO FUND THE SCHOOLS? Why would they cut property taxes a source of funding if they say they need 1,380,000,000 or 1.380 BILLION for school repairs for the next 10 years. 

In addition, the operating, maintenance & replacements costs of buildings and AC's are ALL known commodities. When building and AC's are built or installed their maintenance requirements and lifespans would have been known by the school board for 5, 10, 15, and in some cases 20 years ago, but they did what all politicians did and kicked the can down the road rather than save the money for these expenses. So uneducated and ill-informed voters rewarded them for their maladministration.)

One Cent

'Transportation'

Sales Tax

Referendum

&

Half Cent

'Education'

Sales Tax

Referendum

Handicapped

to Disabled

Referendum

&

Financial

Statement

Referendum

&

County

Transportation

"light Rail"

Referendum

In 2012, Amendment 1 "changed the language in the charter that prohibits discrimination against anyone based on "race, sex, religion, nation of origin or physical handicap." It replaced handicap with "disability," in the County Charter.

     Registered County Voters:       747,605

     Votes YES:                           236,934  (31.6% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes NO:                           218,063  (21.1% of the total electorate voted against)    

Essentially the measure only received a vote from 3.2  out of 10 registered county voters! 

In 2012, Amendment 2 "required county ballot referendums to include a fiscal impact statement..so, if a county ballot question would affected taxes or public spending, it would have to include an estimate of how much the change would cost taxpayers over two years."

     Registered County Voters:       747,605

     Votes YES:                           236,186  (31.5% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes NO:                           210,957  (28.2% of the total electorate voted against)    

Essentially the measure only received a vote from 3.2  out of 10 registered county voters!

In 2010, the BOCC misguidedly put a confusing & expensive amendment to approve light rail system for Hillsborough county. There was great division county wide for this measure.

     Registered County Voters:       677,340

     Votes YES:                           124,720  (18.4% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes NO:                           172,988  (25.5% of the total electorate voted against)    

Essentially the measure only received a vote from less than 2 out of 10 registered county voters!

In 2010, an amendment was put forward to "Eliminate Veto Powers Provision of an Elected County Mayor."

     Registered County Voters:       677,340

     Votes YES:                           107,947  (15.9% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes NO:                           167,957  (24.7% of the total electorate voted against)    

Essentially the measure only received a vote from less than 2 out of 10 registered county voters!

In 2010, an amendment was put forward to modify the "Hillsborough County Economic Development Property Tax Exemptions."

     Registered County Voters:       677,340

     Votes YES:                           186,195  (27.4% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes NO:                           105,043  (15.5% of the total electorate voted against)    

Essentially the measure only received a vote from less than 2 out of 10 registered county voters!

In 2010, an amendment was put forward about the "Reapportionment Provision to Require Additional Public Meeting."

     Registered County Voters:       677,340

     Votes YES:                           218,832  (32.3% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes NO:                             66,038  (9.7% of the total electorate voted against)    

Essentially the measure only received a vote from less than 2 out of 10 registered county voters!

In 2010, an amendment was put forward to "Amend County Charter Provisions Pertaining to the Internal Performance Auditor"

     Registered County Voters:       677,340

     Votes YES:                           189,364  (27.9% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes NO:                             86,344  (12.7% of the total electorate voted against)    

Essentially the measure only received a vote from less than 2 out of 10 registered county voters!

In 2008, an amend was put forward called the "Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program for taxpayer funded land acquisition and conservation strategy"

     Registered County Voters:       701,464

     Votes YES:                           347,764  (49.5% of total electorate voted YES)

     Votes NO:                             93,904  (13.3% of the total electorate voted against)    

 

Essentially the measure only received a vote from almost 5 out of 10 registered county voters!

County

Transportation

"light Rail"

Referendum

&

Mayoral Veto

&

Various

Referendums

2018 General Election Stats

*https://enr.electionsfl.org/HIL/1974/Summary/

*http://worldpopulationreview.com/us-counties/fl/

*https://www.votehillsborough.org/Portals/Hillsborough/Documents/Voter%20Turnout%20Analysis/District%20Voter%20Turnout%20Analysis.pdf

*https://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/2018/09/11/hillsborough-approves-3-billion-schools-budget-and-a-lower-tax-rate/

2016 General Election Stats

*https://enr.electionsfl.org/HIL/Summary/1649/

*https://www.votehillsborough.org/Portals/Hillsborough/Documents/Voter%20Turnout%20Analysis/District%20Voter%20Turnout%20Analysis_2016%20General.pdf

2014 General Election Stats

https://enr.electionsfl.org/HIL/Summary/1210/

https://www.votehillsborough.org/Portals/Hillsborough/Documents/Voter%20Turnout%20Analysis/District%20Voter%20Turnout%20Analysis_2014%20General.pdf

2012 General Election Stats

https://www.votehillsborough.org/Portals/Hillsborough/Documents/2006-2012%20Election%20Results/2012_general_election_official_results_.pdf

https://www.votehillsborough.org/Portals/Hillsborough/Documents/Voter%20Turnout%20Analysis/District%20Voter%20Turnout%20Analysis_2012%20Primary.pdf

*https://tbo.com/news/charter-change-mandates-fiscal-info-545981

2010 General Election Stats

https://www.votehillsborough.org/Portals/Hillsborough/Documents/2006-2012%20Election%20Results/2010_general_election_official_results_.pdf

https://www.votehillsborough.org/Portals/Hillsborough/Documents/Voter%20Turnout%20Analysis/District%20Voter%20Turnout%20Analysis_2010%20Primary.pdf

*http://www.transportationinvestment.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Case-Study-Hillsborough-County-Florida-2010.pdf

2008 General Election Stats

https://www.votehillsborough.org/Portals/Hillsborough/Documents/2006-2012%20Election%20Results/2008_general_election_official_results.pdf

https://www.votehillsborough.org/Portals/Hillsborough/Documents/Voter%20Turnout%20Analysis/2008gendistrictvoterturnoutanalysis.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_Lands_Acquisition_and_Protection_Program