It wasn't too long ago that Cape May County held primary elections for Republican and Democratic candidates and just 8.5% of the electorate voted. Now, on November 4, you have the opportunity to vote for a member of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives and a member of the Middle Township Committee. The offices of sheriff, the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Board of Education are uncontested.
These are critical elections, especially those for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, which may determine the nation's course of action during the last two years of Barak Obama's presidency and for years to come. Or, put another way, can we afford two more years of a "do-nothing" Congress whose major goal, it seems, is to deny the passage of meaningful legislation and destroy the legacy of America's 44th president?
Whatever your political persuasion, it is every American's right and sacred duty to vote. You know that if you were denied that right, you would do everything in your power to make sure it was restored. Let's not wait until that happens here, as it has recently in several other states.
Get out and vote. We'll be looking for you at the polls and we'll be counting.
Beau Weisman, Editor