The people have spoken - well, some of them, anyway - and the 2011 Municipal Election is over, although we won't know the outcome of some crucial races for certain until next week.
No matter where you stood on the City of Warren referendum question, no matter who you supported or opposed for any of the dozens of offices that were up for election on Tuesday, you have only yourself to blame if you were disappointed and didn't bother to vote.
It wasn't the worst turnout in Warren County election history - the county is infamous for its electoral apathy - but it was far from good. When less than half of those registered to vote exercise their right, the most that can be said of an elected official or ballot question is that a majority of the minority carried the day.
Such a statement is hardly a clear mandate.
However, this election also showed that good turnouts can occur if there is an organized effort -and in the case of this election, a herculian effort - to get out the vote. There were predictable pockets of high voter turnout, mostly prompted by a contentious school board election.
Support them or oppose them, the groups that accomplished that feat must be admired for their organizational prowess and tenacity.
So, between now and Monday, political watchers around Warren County will be doing math in their heads and on paper, trying to predict the final outcome for one county commissioner seat and four school board seats across three regions.
We'll be among them, but we'll keep our prognostications to ourselves and rely on the hard numbers from the official count.