● By Steven Hoffman
The next election is coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
The Chester County Press started rolling out stories about the upcoming election in its Oct. 9 edition. This edition includes a few more stories related to the upcoming election, and we’ll publish more stories in the coming weeks.
A number of local and county races will be on the ballot, including board of supervisor contests, school board elections, borough council races. Voters will determine which party has control of the county’s three-person board of commissioners, as well as a number of county row offices.
The results of the election will matter. The decisions that are made at the local and county level can have a big impact on residents’ day-to-day lives.
This is an “off-year” election so turnout is expected to be lower. But it doesn’t have to be. For anyone who is registered vote, Nov. 5 is an opportunity to make sure that your voice is heard.
There’s an undeniable connection between the fact that most Americans believe the government isn’t serving them well and the fact that most Americans don’t vote each and every time they possibly can. Our Democracy depends on participation—everybody’s participation. Including yours.
As U.S. citizens, we have the right to elect others to represent us at all levels of government, from local level to the federal level. That’s a right, and a responsibility, that we should all cherish. It is our way to ensure that the government is truly representative of its citizens.
So do a little research on the candidates who are running in the local races. Then, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, go out and vote.