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Tuesday, May 05, 2015
It's difficult to ask people to exercise their right to vote when so many of the choices offered by the two political parties were scooped from the bottom of the barrel. Nonetheless, there are some important races that make voting worthwhile in today's municipal primary election. Here in Marion County, disenchanted voters can cast protest votes for other candidates on the ballot running against the anointed Democratic and Republican anointed candidates for Indianapolis mayor, Joe Hogsett and Chuck Brewer. Two very valuable members of the Indianapolis City-County Council, Angela Mansfield (D-District 1) and Christine Scales (R-District 3), are trying to buck their respective parties to remain in office. There are referendum questions on the ballot to raise property taxes in Perry and Wayne Townships for schools. There are a number of hotly-contested mayoral races in the suburban counties as well as school referendum questions. You can't complain about your choices in the November election if you didn't bother to vote in the primary election. Unfortunately, if early voting is any indication, it appears that 10% or fewer of registered voters will bother to vote today.