There is a lot of truth to the old saying that "all politics are local." Come November that will really ring true as our municipalities hold elections.
I'm not hearing much buzz out there about these elections. I imagine some will get more attention as we get closer to Election Day, but I'm not terribly optimistic.
If you're watching this, you're probably interested in community news. So here's what I suggest you do. Over the last few weeks, our news anchor Jon Evans has moderated several local forums.
You can find them in the political section on WECT.com and the WECT News App.
Take a few minutes and educate yourself about who is running for office where you live.
There will be other opportunities to meet the candidates in your community. Seek them out. Ask questions.
And whether you have a big ballot or a couple names to choose from on Election Day, make sure you exercise your right to vote.
History tells us there will probably be a fairly low turnout for this year's election. In that case, your vote carries even more weight. So take advantage of the opportunity.
That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment, or anything else. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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