Saturday, June 17, 2006

Tally ho!

For your analyzing pleasure, here are all the tally votes related to Article 23:

The original from 5/10.
The motion to reconsider, 6/14.
The motion to refer back to the Planning Board, 6/14.
The final vote, 6/14 .

Here’s some breakdown regarding the main motion:

Regarding absence/abstention
51 people were absent or didn’t vote on the Article 23 main motion both sessions.
25 people who were absent or didn’t vote the first time voted in support of the motion this time.
22 people who were absent or didn’t vote the first time voted to oppose the motion this time.
18 people who voted in support the first time were absent or didn’t vote this time.
9 people who voted to oppose the first time were absent or didn’t vote this time.

Changed their votes
8 people who voted in support the first time voted to oppose this time.
4 people who voted to oppose the first time voted in support this time.

Didn’t change their votes
73 people voted in support both times.
39 people voted to oppose both times.

Reconsideration
15 people voted against reconsideration but then voted in support of the final motion.
2 people voted for reconsideration and then opposed the final motion.

Click here for the lists of member votes, arranged by the preceding categories. The final category I listed above about reconsideration is not broken out separately, but those votes are included in each member's voting line.

Many thanks to my husband for his wicked Excel skills.

And don't miss all the interesting discussion going on in the comments section of the "Déjà vu all over again" post.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stephanie and husband:
Thank you both. This is very interesting!
Eva

Anonymous said...

Excellent analysis. What I find interesting is the number of people that were absent for one or both of the sessions - 125. That is half of town meeting.

Also, very few people switched their vote - 12. 2 of them were from the select board. So, the select board went from support to opposition - great leadership!

Chris H. said...

Very interesting, Stephanie. Also, thanks for your thoughts on resonsideration in general. I decided to abstain from the second vote, but now I think you're right -- once reconsideration passes, I truly should try to imagine that we are right back to where we were before the original vote and do my darndest to vote only on the merits of the original article.

Here's hoping we might actually get to the beer tomorrow night!