Tomorrow we elect mayors, school board members, city councilors, judges and sheriffs. These are the folks you go to when we have a problem at home. These folks decide budgets, taxes and how protected we are through fire and police, clean water and sanitation, local roads and downtown parking as well as any number of local ordinances and permits from folks trying to do community events.
According to Venango County director of elections Sabrina Backer, the last municipal election numbers were abysmal, though she was too nice to use such a word. Of the Republicans registered in the county, only 29 percent of them turned out to vote. Democrats were even lazier with only 19% seemingly caring who was elected.
These elections are supposed to be what makes America something special. We decide who gets to governs from within our trust. It is a reflection of who are as a whole when an individual sits on council for our ward or on a school board representing the needs of our district.
So township and city councils could be changed or remain the same based on Tuesday's results. Our lives could be dramatically changed come swear-in day based on tomorrow's results.
This really is a big deal.... too bad less than a third of us gives a crap.