Take some time to read up on the candidates who are vying to represent your area. There is a wealth of information online, from the candidates’ own websites to stories written by this and other newspapers about the campaigns. For our subscribers who are and aren’t Web-savvy, The Daily Star has been featuring stories about the candidates for the past several days. And despite the famous maxim about not discussing politics or religion in polite company, you can probably strike up a lively conversation with friends, family members or colleagues about what’s at stake in this year’s election.
It’s always important to be informed before you vote. But in a redistricting year, that sometimes takes a little extra initiative. We encourage everyone to make that extra effort before casting a ballot on Tuesday.