When you crack open your ballots to either vote-by-mail, to drop them off at a ballot box, or whether you’ll be in-person in an enclosed space, you will be voting on local elections that will arguably have more of an effect on your daily life than any other issue on the ballot.
The skeptic’s view of this process thinks whomever wins a local election comes down to name recognition and incumbency. And that may be true and continue to be true for a long time to come.
But this year may be different. The chaotic societal tone of our nation is demanding that folks take a closer look at the people on the ballot running in local elections.
The advent of social media is giving us the opportunity of more insight into who those people are and what they stand for.
What we know