To say today's general election will affect residents in many ways would be an understatement.
Voters will decide who will run the country, their state and their county.
If you didn't vote early, today is the day.
People across the country will flock to the polls to determine the president for the next four years. The campaign that seemingly would never end will do so today.
Ohioans also will decide races for U.S. Senate and Congress, state senator, justices of the Ohio Supreme Court and court of appeals. Two Washington County commissioner seats also are on the ballot.
In West Virginia, voters will make selections in races for U.S. Senate and Congress, governor, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer, commissioner of agriculture, attorney general and justices on the Supreme Court of Appeals.
Levies on the ballot in Washington County include a bond issue combined with a permanent improvement levy to help fund building improvements for the Warren Local School District; a county-wide levy to help fund Washington County Children Services; fire levies are on the ballot in Marietta, Warren, Watertown and Newport townships. Other communities seeking levies are Fearing Township and the Village of Lowell.
There is certainly enough on the ballot to bring out voters in Ohio and West Virginia. So much is on the line that it would be wrong if voter turnout isn't above 70 percent.
Go vote if you haven't already.