While the race for the White House and Congress often grips the nation, participation in – and even awareness of – our local elections has significantly declined in recent years.
Ironically, these local elections concern the offices and issues that have clear and immediate implications for voters in their day-to-day lives – arguably more so than federal contests. Such elections are not only for mayors and council positions, but also local judges, sheriffs, clerks, school board members and other officials. Local elections also include community issues that are put directly to voters – through various ballot measures and initiatives.
Bottom line: these are the elections that affect you the most. Your quality of life is on the ballot. Please vote in our upcoming local election.
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