While a surprising amount of news coverage has been given to the beginning of the 2012 Presidential Election, in our own city, there is another election coming much sooner: April 5 to be exact.
It is the local spring election, and three contested races appear on my ballot.
- Batavia City Council, Ward 4
- Batavia School District 101 Board
- Kane County Forest Preserve Bond Referendum
The people and issues that win or lose these races will have real impacts on how we and the children in our community live. They are also the races in which individual voters have the most power because of the small electorate and low turnout involved. For instance, in the 2009 spring election, only 426 ballots were cast in the Ward 4 election.