That is the maximum number of votes I expect to vote in the GOP primary in Ward V in Macon on July 19th. The majority of voters will cross over to the Democratic primary.
Erick Erickson, a longtime political consultant who is making his first run for office, said he has identified 411 Ward V voters that he thinks will participate in the Republican primary. These are people who voted in the Republican primary races in 2003 instead of crossing over to have a say in the mayor’s race.
“I don’t think you’re going to see more than 411” vote in my race, said Erickson, who along with Lauren Benedict, is running for the Ward V, Post 1 seat being vacated by Filomena Mullis. “And that’s on the high side.”
It’s difficult to gauge how many Republicans are registered in the Ward, since you don’t have to declare a party when you register – just when you show up to vote in a primary. But it’s safe to assume that out of the more than 10,600 active registered voters in the ward, more than 411 are Republicans.
And just to be clear, I am running in Ward 5, Post 3.