Contact Us

Election In Amarillo This Weekend More Than About What’s On The Ballot

This Saturday is election day.  The biggest issue isn’t on the ballot but whether people will vote.

Mayor Paul Harpole is looking for another term as Amarillo’s Mayor.  He is opposed by Terry Van Baughman.  Baughman isn’t collecting campaign donations or even campaigning. If Baughman had not entered the race there wouldn’t even be an election.

Voter turnout in this election will help determine the number of signatures needed on a petition to push local issues to an election.  The city charter requires that petitioners need signatures from 25% of the voter turnout from the last election.  Right now that number is based on the 2011 election.

At least one group of people hope voter turnout is low.  People displeased with the hand-held cell phone while driving ban would like to see a low turnout, hoping the threshold for signatures will be lower and in turn push the cell phone ban to a citywide vote.

For more see this source article.

More From Voice Of Amarillo

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://voiceofamarillo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Talk 940 AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News Talk 940 AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!