I was watching the television news last night and saw a story about local elections in Duluth portraying nearly empty voting halls.
The story detailed how to that point in time, it appeared as if less than 10% of the voters had cast ballots. This started me thinking about why that was. Did the people not know about the election? Did they not care? Maybe they just thought that they couldn’t make a difference anyway, so they viewed it as a waste of time?
Will that happen here when we have our next elections? How do you feel? Do you think that your vote will not make a difference?
Do you think that voting is an exercise in futility? Even worse, are there people who could make a positive difference if they were elected, but who don’t want to run because they think that they stand no chance? Maybe they don’t want to run because they think that the incumbents will spend too much time digging into their personal history to keep from talking about the issues?
We want to change this situation. What are we doing to make this change? We are trying to publish as much relevant information as we can, so that people can come to us to find the information they need to understand what is going on, and maybe even why. We also will stick to the facts which apply to the issues, and avoid irrelevant personal smearing. We are going to be encouraging everyone who is willing to run for office to do so. The more people who run for office, the more choice we will have, and the more these topics will be discussed. We will do our best to be the place to go for the most accurate and comprehensive information.
If you think that your vote doesn’t make a difference, know that we are trying to change that. At times your vote may not have really mattered in the past, but it doesn’t have to be that way in the future. Please join with us in our attempt to make your votes count.
If you think that you or someone you know might wish to run, please contact us, as we will be getting the election schedules and requirements soon so that we can help those who want to run get started.