How knowledgeable are you about politics in your local municipalities?
In doing some political activities for an organization that I work for, I had several opportunities to speak to the general public about local politics. It was surprising to me that some people did not know that they were supposed to vote in the September primary.
Also, as someone who works for a county government, we always find that many people are not aware of what services their towns are responsible for, what the County is responsible for and what services come from the state. People flush their toilets, turn on the faucet, without a clue. Their roads get cleared but they don’t know what agencies clear what. They don’t know their local politicians (County government legislators, for example) and how the voting process works for the local county government. They are unaware of budget hearings and what the details of the budgets and legislations are.
Many people don’t seem to find it important to vote in any elections other than the Presidential ones.
Are you knowledgeable about local government? Do you know who your local politicians are? Do you think it matters?