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Editorial: Invest in your community. Get out and vote

The May 1st Joint Election is approaching, and Wharton residents have a pressing duty to fulfill. Wharton, get out and vote.

As reported by The County Gin, the joint election Wharton ballots contain candidates for the City of Wharton City Council and two positions on the WISD Board of Trustees. 

Historically, in non-general elections, voter turnout has remained below 15% of all registered voters in Wharton, Texas.


This has to change. 

We uphold our American duty in November when state and federal candidates are seeking office, but why do we neglect our community members seeking to directly improve the quality of life in our neighborhood, our city? 

While the national headlines and national commercials excite our competitive nature, it also takes our attention away from matters that directly affect us.

With local elections, you’re not electing a face from a billboard or personality from your TV.

You elect a neighbor, friend, and more importantly, a community member.

If you want change, you have to get involved. And what better way to get involved than to turn out the vote for our local elections?

Consequently, by voting in the May 1st Joint Election you make a solid investment into your community and in your future.

Voter information

Early voting begins Monday, April 19. See the image below for polling times and locations, or visit the Wharton County Elections website.

For ballot and candidate information, visit the following links:

May 1st Joint Election for Wharton ISD Board of Trustees Position 1 and Position 2.

May 1st Joint Election for Wharton City Council Position 5 At-Large, District 1 and District 3. 

View The County Gin 2021 Wharton Joint Election Candidate Forum here

Jessica Hartmanhttps://www.thecountygin.com
Jessica Hartman is the publisher of The County Gin and a realistic dreamer with creative expression. She can be reached at jessica@thecountygin.com or (979) 533-0122, but careful — she's a talker.

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