It’s Election Day again

I am amazed at how a majority of the people turn out for national elections, yet they seem to scoff at local elections. Tomorrow is Election Day in Wisconsin, and a few of us will turn out to vote for alderpersons and school district representatives. I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I always wonder why so many people do not turn out for local elections when it is local levels of government that affect our everyday lives more than national government. For example, when was the last time that the EPA’s ozone ban had a strong effect on anyone? Now when was the last time a school zone was enforced? I guess people do not realize the stakes that are involved when they decide whether to vote or not. I know that I’ll vote tomorrow, because I want my neighborhood to have the best possible representation for which I can possibly vote. I’m glad that I’ve been able to watch and read some news coverage on these local elections.