Last week's question
In Washington County, there are four candidates for state's attorney, five for sheriff and 24 for county commissioner. What's the best way to keep track of so many candidates and how will you decide which ones to vote for?
This is why I DESPISE local elections! Everyone and their next door neighbor gets in the running and you have no idea who's who - unless they've had their name plastered all over town since Day One of their campaign.
When it's that congested, people vote for the names they recognize. Sheriff and State's Attorney might actually get voted in on merits as they're going to be easier to keep straight. But the County Commissioners - you need a notebook in the booth with you to keep that straight!
If you are a Democrat or a Republican and intend to vote in the primary election, you will have 12 candidates to choose from. In the general election, you will have 10 candidates - five Democrats and five Republicans, to choose from. The newspaper does a pretty good job reporting on the candidates.