Students were not the only ones who stayed home during Ann Arbor elections yesterday – voter turnout nearly halved from 21,000 in 2003 to 12,000 this year in an off-year election that gave Democrats all 10 City Council seats. Democrat Stephen Rapundalo’s Ward 2 victory was the most encouraging; he is experienced with city politics, and his outreach to students suggests that he will push to make student issues a priority on City Council. In Ward 3, Leigh Greden (D-Ward 3) easily defeated his unenthusiastic opponent, Rich Birkett. Marcia Higgins (D

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