A whole host of municipalities are holding elections Tuesday, from mayor to city council and a bevy of elected posts in between. Municipal elections usually suffer from anemic turn out levels as the relatively small money political races advertise less and often focus on vanilla issues such as local infrastructure.
However, don’t let campaign issues like bike paths and family parks fool you in to thinking these races are not important. They feature head-to-head races between Republicans and Democrats, decide the direction of your local government, and fill the political benches with potential talent for larger and more notable elected positions.
After all, ounce for ounce, voters have more influence on local elections than any other contests. Further, these elections decide issues in your backyard, affecting your families, businesses, and community in the most direct way.
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Below is a list of all the municipal elections happening across the state today. Get out and vote!