Is there a place in The Advertiser-Tribune circulation area that doesn't have a local issue or local race to be decided today by voters?
If so, there still are three reasons to cast a ballot in the general election.
OK, maybe you don't give a hoot whether judges have to retire at age 70 or 75. For the record, Issue 1 would amend the state constitution to raise the age limit at which a person could be elected or appointed to the bench from 70 to 75. The measure also would nix lawmakers' ability to create courts of conciliation and remove the governor's authority to appoint members to a Supreme Court commission.
That issue has not been the subject of a barrage of mailings and TV ads.
Issue 2 - a referendum on a law limiting the collective bargaining rights of more than 350,000 teachers, firefighters, police officers and other public employees - has been well publicized. Also, with Issue 3, Ohio voters will decide whether Buckeye State residents can be required to buy health insurance as part of the national health care overhaul.
Maybe some voters don't feel comfortable casting a vote for, say, a member of the governing board of the educational service center. That's fine. Where candidates have filed in our area, none are opposed, anyway.
But the ballot beckons with other contests of interest to Ohioans. If you haven't voted yet, go cast your vote today.