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If you have a nagging pothole that needs repair in your community, whom are you going to call? Not some high-powered politician in Washington, D.C., or even at the State Capitol!
It would be someone closer to home, likely your mayor, or city or town council representative. They generally deal with the problems that are right there in your immediate community and neighborhood. It is why municipal elections should generate far more voter interest than they usually do. Yet, rarely is voter apathy as apparent than during off-year municipal elections.
KSL genuinely hopes tomorrow will be different.
All across Utah, highly significant local matters are at stake. In addition to votes for individual candidates, Utahns in a number of communities will be casting ballots on important local questions and issues, some of them involving the possibility of tax increases.
Of course Salt Lake City is the prototype with six bond propositions on the ballot, along with the year’s headline race - the heated battle for mayor of the capital city.
In KSL’s view, every election matters, and tomorrow is no exception. We strongly encourage you to take the time to go to the polls and let your voice be heard. Otherwise, what justification will you have down the road to call about that nagging pothole?