American citizens across the landscapes will get an opportunity to exercise a fundamental, precious right on Tuesday: the privilege of casting a vote in a democracy.
From a presidential election on down through local contests, decisions will be made that will shape our very futures. And in many instances, the futures of our children and grandchildren.
People across the country will flock to the polls, or have already in early voting, to determine the president for the next four years. The campaign that seemingly would never end will do so on Tuesday.
Ohioans also will decide races for U.S. Senate and Congress, state senator, justices of the Ohio Supreme Court and court of appeals. There are statewide issues up.
Columbiana County voters will determine two commissioner seats. They will determine who our sheriff, treasurer and recorder will be. All are very important. Locally, some communities have renewal levies before the voters.
There is certainly enough on the ballot to bring out voters across Ohio including Columbiana and Mahoning counties. So much is on the line that it would be wrong if voter turnout isn't above 70 percent. With early voting, many have already exercised their right - and privilege - to vote. Our democratic society is built on and buttressed by the rights of its citizens. None is more important than the right to vote. Go vote on Tuesday, if you haven't already. It is all about the present - and future - of our great United States of America.