Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Be an Informed Voter on June 3.
Over the next two months, be prepared to hear lots of rhetoric from candidates for the June 3 primary.
Not all of it will make sense, and some of it will not even be true. Voters need to inform themselves of the election process as well as what the candidates stand for.
Take the photo above. You are urged to "vote Democrat." Well, all the local contests are among Democrats, three running for the First Ward City Council seat, two for the Second & Third Wards at-large seat and three for the Third Ward seat. Republicans are running unopposed in the latter two races. I guess it is very nice of the Regular Democrats to urge a vote for any three of the eight Democrats.
There is a small flier in the window that lists the three RDO candidates. However, it misstates the status of the party's choice in the Third Ward when it says, "Re-Elect Gloria Taylor," because she was never elected, she was appointed on Dec. 30 to fill the vacancy caused by the Dec. 27 resignation of the former Third Ward councilman. She is now running for the balance of the unexpired term.
Plaintalker does not make political endorsements, but one of this blog's purposes is to inform voters on the election process and significant dates. The June primary does not always bring out a lot of voters, but it does eliminate some candidates from being on the ballot in November. Between now and June 3, candidates will seek your support. Make sure you are ready on June 3 to give it locally to the ones that you feel will serve the city best.