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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Vote 19

Yesterday was the last day to register to vote in next month's primary election, and if you haven't done so, I beg you to get involved before the November election.

Turnout for these odd year elections is usually low, and I can't understand it.  You're electing mayors, council members, supervisors, school board members...  These are the people who control your services, your taxes, police departments, your trash collection, street paving, and your schools.  The people we elect this year likely have more influence over your life than the people we send to Washington.

I've been looking over the choices from a few counties here in our area.  Once again, I am deeply saddened by the number of uncontested races.  We're also seeing plenty of the usual suspects.

One election can't solve all of our local problems, but it can be a start.