Head to the polls today; the runoff matters

Published 12:02 am Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Today’s party primary run-off races are the Rodney Dangerfields of the political races.

Like the late comic whose act perpetually claimed, “I don’t get no respect,” a party primary run-off with only a handful of voters earns little respect and even less attention.

For many voters, today’s run-off is likely not high on their to-do list, but it should be.

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Typically, voter turnout in a run-off race with only a handful of races up for grabs will only bring out a handful of voters.

That’s a shame since your vote is just as important in the primary as it is in the primary run-off races.

Aside from a handful of statewide races, locally only one race will see much interest — the race for Adams County Circuit Clerk.

Just before the party primary, earlier this month, we endorsed incumbent Eddie Walker for this race and we stand by that support.

From our perspective, Walker appears to have done a good job in his first four years in office, has seemingly restored some integrity to the office after misappropriated funds by a previous administration created distrust among voters.

Walker seems capable of continuing the work he’s been doing for another four years, and we see no need to change horses at this point.

We hope voters will realize that today’s vote is just as important as any other and, regardless of your preferred candidate, please make it a point to head to the polls today and vote.