Kate Beaton + Poe = Win
I would say the web had a minimal impact on the Sep 8th primaries here in Lakewood. The person with - in my opinion - the most informative website, Anthony Davis, came in a distant last place, just behind another candidate who had no website at all. The second highest vote getter had no website. Are people just voting for familiar names? The top 6 have the two incumbents, and two people who've either run before for local office or held it in the case of Ryan Demro. The majority of the folks who had websites had fairly generic affairs. Not that I am a political genius myself - my elected history is that of having been vice president of my high school band council. Elections where all we know of is the candidates face, name, and noises about a need to improve our town is a bit familiar and dull. I have to think also that 12,000 people is just a miserable turnout, though I don't have the number of eligibles at hand.