Political talk has been on the minds of voters for the past four years. People are polarized on whether they approve of the job elected officials are doing in Washington or Columbus or right here in the county.
While talk is cheap, people have the ultimate say on their political beliefs at the polls today.
Exercise your right to vote, regardless of your political affiliation. Democracy is based on free elections. It doesn't say much for democracy if only a fraction of the region's registered voters cast ballots in the primary election. Area election officials say the number of early voters is down compared to the last presidential primary. Today is Election Day, so there's still time to play a part in the process.
Ohio is part of Super Tuesday and promises to be significant in helping to determine the Republican nominee for president. But there are lots of local reasons to go to the polls. Republicans will vote on their pick to run in November for Washington County commissioner, and the Marietta and Wolf Creek school districts have renewal levies on the ballot.
These are just a few reasons to vote. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. There's ample time for those who didn't vote early to make the effort on Election Day.
For more information: Details on the candidates and issues appearing on today's ballot can be found at www.mariettatimes.com. Results will be posted on the web site as soon as they become available.