Hype is steadily growing for the 2012 presidential election, but we may be overlooking a critically important election right in our own neighborhood.
On August 30, 2011, cities throughout Arizona will be holding elections for mayor and city council, including Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, and Prescott.
According to the Arizona Republic, a disappointing 10 percent of Phoenix residents are projected to vote in this election which will ultimately decide who will control the most close-to-home issues for the next four years. While many of us are preoccupied with the gargantuan battles being fought at the state and federal levels, it seems we’re neglecting the tangible battles that are occurring daily in our city governments. (more…)
My first voting experience was in the 2008 Presidential primaries. I woke up early and raced to the closest voting station, determined to beat the crowd. But when I arrived, no one was there but several sweet ladies waiting to give me instructions and a bright, red “I Voted!” sticker. (more…)