EDITORIAL: Inform yourself, then vote

In case you hadn’t noticed, there is a municipal election going on and our job is to choose who we want to represent us locally...

As the city struggles with what to do with the plethora of signs popping up around town (there is freedom of expression, especially during a political campaign, but enough already – the guy with the most signs doesn’t win, OK?), it’s worthwhile to encourage people to get informed before Nov. 19.

In case you hadn’t noticed, the few who never take their eyes off the road, there is a municipal election going on and our job is to choose who we want to represent us locally for the next three years.

It’s an important decision that residents need to take seriously and we encourage you to get informed. These days there are a number of ways to do that including the internet, traditional media sources like newspapers and, of course, word of mouth.

However we would encourage all concerned to also take in at least one of the various political forums organized in the respective North Okanagan communities. There’s something about seeing candidates live and in person answer questions and interact with potential voters that gives one a better impression of if they’re worthy of one’s support or not.

If you are unable to attend on a specific evening, The Morning Star will endeavour to cover as many as possible to relay important information for voters to aid them in their decision making.

One can easily argue that the civic election is the most important of all as it affects you the most directly in your daily life.

Therefore it deserves your attention during this relatively short campaign, and then, of course, your vote on Nov. 19.

—The Morning Star

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