Politics being local explained well!

Marie Flanigan's Blog


I was born in the United States and have lived here all my life. Something that consistently confuses me is the way people vote, not the party they vote for, but their voting habits. Personally, I vote in every election. Meanwhile, most of my fellow Americans skip local and state elections, and the ones that do vote, mostly vote in presidential elections. I get that presidential politics is exciting with the big personalities and the ads everywhere, but seriously, the president doesn’t have much to do with your daily existence.

The politicians who have, by far, the biggest impact on my everyday life are the Board of Supervisors, School Board, County Sheriff, and any other local officials that are elected. These are the people who decide how much to tax my property, how much money will be spent on schools, how often my trash will be picked up, and other…

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