Off-year elections usually involve local races, such as state house, city council and school board. But only one in five people actually vote.
Local races matter far more than most people think as the result of off-year elections impact your life on a daily basis. From school quality to public transportation to housing costs, regional elections affect everyone in the community.
Fed up with national politics, many people neglect local politics completely, but that’s what leads to change higher up. If you want to see change in our government, learn about local candidates and local issues. And vote!
– Lisa Cutter, SLJ 100 Communications