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Your voice is your vote. Are you ready for Nov. 4? Everything you need is inside this issue.

By Keith Goble, state legislative editor

As midterm elections, no matter what you’re doing or where you are, it is almost impossible to avoid campaign messages attempting to sway your decisions. Candidates and causes are pursuing all avenues to influence your vote.

For this reason, election season can at times appear overwhelming to voters. The prospect of casting a ballot for officials at all levels of government, and deciding on various ballot issues that affect your daily life, might also seem like a tough task.

Add in the number of groups, officials, friends, family and more that want to be your source for information about who and what is on your ballot. The blitz is enough to make some question whether it’s worth the trouble to make their voice heard on Nov. 4.

Making the effort to research the issues and the people vying for your vote is the best way to avoid casting a ballot that you could regret.

To help ensure that you are satisfied with your voting decisions over time, do a little research – or find a trusted source to do most of the legwork for you. From there you can make more informed decisions about who and what issues deserve your support.

In this special section you will find information not only on how to go about voting, but on how to take advantage of resources available to confidently make your own decisions instead of becoming overwhelmed and possibly throwing away your vote.

It is worth the effort. Professional drivers have every reason to use the information provided here. LL