Get out and vote; today is Election Day

It’s always important to get out and vote on Election Day, but today’s election may be especially important in some local municipalities.

That’s because for some races, the outcome of today’s primary election will determine who will take over the elected office. That’s because some of the candidates seeking their political party’s nomination today may be unopposed in the November general election.

Of course, local issues also appear on today’s ballot in many communities, whether they be a renewal issue or an attempt to generate new revenue for a community or school district. Certainly, all voters will want a say in whether they support or oppose those issues.

It is not difficult these days to use the ballot to safeguard your interests. Many of you already have been voting absentee via mail or in person at your local board of elections office for the last 30 days.

Today, however, is your last chance. If you haven’t already voted, please do your civic duty and head out to the polls. We encourage voters to take advantage of this important American system that ensures all voices are heard.

Polls are open today from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Don’t forget to bring your identification, which can be a valid state ID like a driver’s license, a military ID, a copy of a current utility bill or bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document containing your accurate address. You can vote a provisional ballot if you do not have an identification document.

If you’re not sure where you vote, you can look up your polling station at trumbull.oh-vote.org.

And in case you missed some of the candidates /issues the Tribune Chronicle has endorsed in recent weeks, here is a recap:

• Warren law director: Greg Hicks

• Warren 3rd Ward council: Greg Greathouse

• Niles mayor: Steven Mientkiewicz

• Niles at-Large council (elect 3): Ryan McNaughton; Michael Lastic; Barry Profato

• Niles 1st Ward council member: Doug Sollitto

• Niles 2nd Ward council member: Sheri Smith

• Niles 4th Ward council member: Albert Cantola

• Hubbard mayor: Timothy O’Hara

• Newton Falls school income tax levy: No

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