It’s election time! Before you start scratching your head and wondering if its been four years already, pause. We’re not talking about the Presidential election we’re talking about local elections.
Wait don’t scroll or click away because these local elections matter. Local elections have important consequences and we should not dismiss them. While congressional elections take place every two years. State and local races happen every year and we assure you who we put or allow to be placed in office matters in the grand scheme of things.
Local government manages a ton of the things that affect our day-to-day lives. Here’s a few things that come to mind: Local school quality, policing and public safety, economic development and funding opportunities, local tax rates, certain local infrastructure planning, ordinances, affordable housing or the lack thereof, the list goes on and on. Put it this way, local government has a lot of money and influence to decide what our community’s priorities are and how communities are run.
In North Carolina alone there are more than 550 cities, towns “local municipalities.” We think we should certainly be paying attention and participating.
Civic engagement has always been a top priority for Substantial and encouraging our communities to vote starts with awareness, education, and participation.
Take a moment and check your voting status and then check out the North Carolina State Board of Elections 2021 Municipal Voter Tool webpage.
WE ARE SUBSTANTIAL AND SO ARE OUR LOCAL ELECTIONS!