By: Diane Benjamin
No matter where you live, voting Tuesday is essential. Even if you don’t live in Bloomington or Normal – there are OTHER elections to vote in.
See complete County list here: http://mcleancountyil.gov/index.aspx?NID=692
I live in Dawson Township.
Four years ago out of 447 registered voters, only 75 voted: http://mcleancountyil.gov/DocumentCenter/View/8115
The people elected in Ellsworth each had less than 30 votes.
See the Dawson ballot for Tuesday HERE
Since I don’t live in Ellsworth, I don’t know enough about the candidates to comment.
I will be voting Township, Heartland, Tri-Valley, and some uncontested races. Since I believe in term limits, I will be voting for Casey Misch. Tim Bane has held this office for twenty years. Fresh ideas are required to keep government accountable. For Trustee, my brother-in-law Russell still owes me a picture of his new grandson, so a vote for him is still in question. (lol) The other Benjamin is a distant cousin and a good guy. I also know Brian Dirks and plan to vote for him.
Informed voting in every election is essential to freedom.
If you stay home you give up that right.