Get out and vote Tuesday

Tuesday is election day in West Virginia, and no matter how you feel about the candidates or the issues on the ballot, the important thing is for you to get out there and cast your vote.

Not many races will be determined Tuesday, but that doesn’t make this primary election any less important. In Hancock County, voters will decide a race for one of the three county commission seats, as well as three seats on the Hancock County Board of Education.

A commission seat also is up for grabs in Brooke County, where voters also will be asked to decide whether to continue two levies in the county.

The first levy will provide funding for all of the fire departments operating in the county, while the second will cover the county’s ambulance service, as well as the libraries, health department, senior services and many other programs available for Brooke County residents.

All other races, including those for Hancock County’s representatives to the West Virginia House of Delegates, U.S. Senate and more, will automatically move on to the general election in November.

We all have differing opinions as to the state of our community, state and nation. This is a chance to let those thoughts and opinions be heard by casting your vote.

Don’t waste the opportunity.