Election year is amoungst us and the election date is getting much closer. We are hearing the many different opinions of our presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. They speak on issues that have an effect on the American people in a broad aspect. Such as job opportunity and our military operations. Though the people make up these large scale issues, the impact on individual American citizens is not as drastic as the impact that local officials have. Making not only our knowledge of the country vote imperative, but the knowledge of our local candidates (city and county) is even more so.
Over the last 15 years the municipal vote has dropped 10%.
Those who vote locally tend to be white older voters that leads to a one sided opinion. This leads to poorer outcomes for minorities, such as uneven spending. You can read more at this link: voter turnoutt plummeting.