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I think it’s because it was not promoted very well. Last-minute polling changes and the last-minute deployment of signs didn’t help.—TaShonda Vincent-Lee, Campaign Manager, Danvers
Boston hasn’t had a lot of experience electing mayors. People haven’t paid so much attention to mayoral races because Menino was in for so long.—Maria Dolorico, Psychotherapist, South End
Lack of outreach. Many people weren’t even informed that there were elections on the 26th. The city needs to do a better job notifying people that there are elections.—Enrique Pepen, Legislative Aide, Roslindale
I think people may have though there was a forgone conclusion about who the strongest candidates were, which is unfortunate. This is the opportunity for people to come out and express their views.—Enid Eckstein, Organizer, Jamaica Plain
I think that a lot of nonpartisan groups weren’t putting out the word. People have to get involved. You have to want to be active in something that affects your community.—Clifton Brathwaite, Organizer, Hyde Park
People are more concerned about things going on at the national level. It’s a distraction. People feel helpless when their participation in voting is important.—Bruce Bickerstaff, Retired, Roxbury
Why do you think turnout was so low in the Sept. 26 preliminary election?