Election season returns

The upcoming elections will not generate as much attention as a year ago when 83 percent of the nearly 8,000 elected officials at the state and federal levels of government were up for grabs. Neither will this year's elections garner as much notice as the presidential election one year from now.

Instead, voters will make decisions this year on issues closer to home. OOIDA is again committed to offering truckers a one-stop shop for information on how to register, early voting and absentee ballots.

Professional drivers have every incentive to use the information available to take advantage of opportunities to have a say in who's representing them and what issues they support or reject.

In Kentucky, voters will cast ballots for governor. Louisiana and Mississippi residents can cast ballots for the governor's seat and state legislators. New Jersey and Virginia residents will also elect state legislators.

Voters in states that do not have state offices on their ballots Nov. 3 will focus on local and county candidates and issues. Ballots in various communities throughout the country will also include unique questions that affect transportation funding: roads, bridges or transit.

OOIDA encourages truckers who have not yet registered to vote or requested an absentee ballot to take action. LL

Your vote is your voice. Be heard.