Measures, offices up for election matter a great dealToday North Dakotans will get the chance to voice their opinions in a primary election expected to see a very heavy turnout.
Today North Dakotans will get the chance to voice their opinions in a primary election expected to see a very heavy turnout.
Everyone who is able to should take this opportunity to participate in the democratic process. In Jamestown, that means voting at the Civic Center, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Voters will decide four measures in today’s election. In order, they would:
* allow lawmakers to be appointed to state offices under certain circumstances (Measure 1).
* ban property taxes (Measure 2).
* install strict protection for religious freedom in North Dakota’s Constitution (Measure 3).
* allow the University of North Dakota to retire its “Fighting Sioux” nickname and logo (Measure 4).
Measures of this significance all but guarantee a high turnout.
Citizens will also decide who will lead our city government and schools, and which candidates advance to seek office in the North Dakota Legislature and U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in the November general election.
Today we all get a chance to cast our ballots and take part in decisions that matter. The choices voters make today will have important effects on the future of our city, state and nation.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)