Just when you thought it was safe to answer your front door again…the candidates for the spring odd year elections have started circulating nomination papers.

So do yourself a favor: sign the nomination papers for those candidates you like who are running for office in your voting area. Make sure the candidates you support get on the ballot.

Do something even bigger. You have issues with how politics are going…you feel you want to get involved? Find a candidate you want to support and help circulate their nomination papers. It only takes your time and a bit of effort and this can be the start of your real grassroots engagement.

Now with all of that being said, over the past two years, the state legislature and the county clerks have sounded off about the cost of special elections and more recently moving the presidential primary. And they are correct.

I have ranted about this before, so for goodness sake move these teeny tiny odd year elections to even years and save the time and money. Nobody votes in them (relatively speaking). The offices and candidates deserve the right to have larger groups of citizens weigh in on who runs our governmental institutions.

In case you don’t know, here are the dates for the spring elections 2019:

Spring Primary – Tuesday, February 19th
Spring Election – Tuesday, April 2nd

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