Early voting for the April general election is already upon us, and the polls are open! Don't everyone run at once, lest you overwhelm the hardworking elections judges, who no doubt expect a huge rush (I was about to say tsunami, but jokes like that just got Gilbert Gottfried fired from his AFLAC gig) at the polling places.
Our friends at the DH just got done looking at the local election scene and wondered why so many local races go uncontested. I think there's probably a lot of reasons -- lack of interest or understanding on the part of citizens about what's at stake and how they can make a difference -- or, on the other hand, some people who HAVE been involved and decided that they'd rather put their time and talent into something else where they really can make a difference. Of course, there's also the issue that many people are so busy trying to make a living to keep the gas tank full (or simply look for a job, for that matter) that volunteering to sit on some board is the last thing on their minds.
We've not really said a lot about local races here recently. Now is the chance for our readers to put their two cents in. Who's on your endorsement list?