Monday, April 17, 2017

It's of primary importance

Today is the last day to register to vote in the May Primary.

I'm not exactly expecting a mad dash by throngs to the County Courthouse in Media.

As far as elections go, this is about as unsexy as it gets. It's an off-year municipal primary.

That doesn't make it any less important. It just does not have the sizzle of the presidential cauldron we just endured a few months ago. On the ballot in May will be candidates seeking their party nomination for a slew of county offices, as well as municipal posts and school boards, and races for magisterial district judge.

An interesting thing has happened since the nation elected Donald Trump president.

Activism has been on the rise.

Will that translate into a big spike in numbers of voters taking part in the primary.

I'm not betting on it.

You can get all the details on what is at stake in the primary here in terms of what is up for grabs in Delaware County and here for what is on the ballot in terms of statewide races.

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