People want to say that the people of Holland, Michigan don't show up to the polls because of Tulip Time. Let's prove them wrong May 7, 2019. If you vote Yes or No, whether you've researched the vote or not, show up and vote May 7, 2019. Here's our recent past, let's learn from it:
These previous elections were mostly for routine millages. This year we are deciding a $26 MILLION DOLLAR proposal DURING TULIP TIME! Spread the word to everyone you know to go out and vote! We have absentee ballots available for local elections now!
There are about 33,000 residents of the City Holland which has stayed quite stable since 1980. There are 24,000 registered voters in the City of Holland.
May 8, 2012 - 1,394 voters made it to the polls
May 7, 2013 - 1,979 voters made it to the polls
May 6, 2014 - 1,191 voters made it to the polls
May 5, 2015 n/a
May 3, 2016 - 3,808 voters made it to the polls (according to the County Clerk (
May 2, 2017 - 2,213 voters made it to the polls
May 8, 2018 - 2,222 voters made it to the polls
2,222÷24,000 = 10.8% participation is not representative of our city.
I encourage everyone to go to the miottawa site to verify these numbers.
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