Who do you want to vote for?
Who should you vote for?
Do you know anything about any of the candidates?
Well, if youre looking at local races and who the best candidate might be, probably not.
Each election year the Journal-News sends out candidate packets. Candidates answer a slate of questions and they are all published in a special section the week prior to the election.
Its a chance for everyone running for a local office to tell voters a little bit about themselves, their philosophy and why they are seeking office. In short its an opportunity to do some pressin of the flesh in print, or courting the mass electorate, if you will.
But what if no one cared enough to let you the people care what they think?
Do they really want to be elected badly enough if they dont care enough to share their platform?
Even those candidates running unopposed need to let people know where they stand.