Editorial: Voting assures public voice in nation’s future

It seems like nearly every election is labeled as the most important ever. But this time, that characterization might be close to the truth.

On Tuesday, not only will voters decide whether to keep President Barack Obama in office or replace him with Mitt Romney, but the results of House and Senate races could shape the political philosophies and ability to act for both chambers of Congress.

The same is true at the state level with the races for governor, other state offices and Statehouse.

And equally important are the local races, especially the school board elections, which have been moved to the fall general election from the May primary. The reasoning behind the General Assembly’s action was so that more voters, especially those who don’t take part in partisan primaries, have the chance to vote for this most intimate of electoral races.

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