One week to go.
We think it’s safe to say that people are ready for Nov. 6 and Election Day. Yes, that will also signal the beginning of the 2020 campaigning, but at least there will be a bit of a respite.
If we’re tired and the public is tired, we can’t imagine what the candidates are experiencing. It’s astounding to us the stamina that is demanded in today’s political arena to be everywhere and see everyone and the need to be cognizant of every facial expression, gesture or comment that could go viral in an instant.
The pace may be more leisurely for our local races — all the special districts on the ballot (except, perhaps, for the Lassen Community College District Board of Trustees, who will have to wait and face a special election sometime in the near future) — maybe not so much for those for and against Measure M who have worked diligently to express their opinions and the hotly contested district attorney and county assessor races. But we are on the home stretch and soon the results will be known.
Once again this week we are publishing a list of the state propositions and what various groups are recommending. We hope that our readers find this helpful. We have also published a slew of letters advocating for the measure, a proposition or a candidate.
Our next issue, Nov. 6, will be published on Election Day. So this is to serve as a reminder to our readers and letter writers that we will not print any more letters to the editor regarding the candidates or the issues on the ballot.
It has been quite the run leading up to the midterm elections. There is much at stake on the local, state and federal levels. From our vantage point, it definitely feels like people are engaged in a level beyond what has been typical. For all who participated, no matter what issue or candidate you support, it’s impressive to see the level of passion and commitment that has been exhibited.
Now, don’t forget to mail in your ballot. And for those who vote at a polling place, don’t forget to vote Tuesday, Nov. 6.