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Elections during the Off-Year (2013)

3 Nov

Turnout is, to put it bluntly, un-Americanly too low during the off off-year elections.  An off-year election is defined when it happens during an odd-numbered year (i.e. this year).  I would actually love it if elections for state-, county-, local- and special district- levels happened during the off-year because as it stands right now, all the media is sucked into the presidential race when it is actually the lower levels that have more of an impact on our lives.  Unfortunately, this means that the public is even less interested and thus turnout decreases, sometimes precipitously, from the previous general presidential election.  In my current state of residence of Indiana, all levels of government from townships to the federal level are being elected which squeezes out media coverage of the down-ballot races which I think does a disservice to all those positions and voters.  Anyways, the following are some highlights of select races being decided during this week’s off-year general election:

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Eye of the Storm, Politically Speaking

13 Aug
National Conference of State Legislatures

National Conference of State Legislatures (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This month has been the first this year, at least it seems to be, in which both the national and my adopted state’s (Indiana’s) legislatures are now out-of-session.  Of course, there are many political scandals and breaking news throughout the country such as Continue reading

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