Don’t send wrong message; Vote in Tuesday’s election

We won’t sugarcoat it. There is not a lot that is going to be decided in Tuesday’s Primary Election.

This is a year when election results will determine the state’s next governor, the makeup of the next state Legislature, House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

But most of the contests are in the November General Election.

In May, when major party nominations are decided, there are not a lot of legitimate head-to-head to matchups.

The biggest contest Tuesday is for Democrats, where there is legitimate competition for the gubernatorial nomination.

Beyond that, Tuesday represents more of an undercard than the main event.

But still, we implore you to vote.

There are good habits and bad habits. Voting is the ultimate good habit.

Not voting sends a variety of bad messages to elected officials. It it’s an incumbent on your ballot, the lack of a vote sends a message of disinterest in what they are doing or not doing on your behalf. You are begging them to consider your thoughts and wishes when representing you. That’s dangerous.

Voting says you are paying attention and reinforces the need for accountability from elected officials.

We have a voter hall of fame in this region for those who never miss voting in an election. Not all of those elections are fraught with headline-grabbing contests.

It is in elections such as this that voter hall of fame designations are earned.

Be a hall of famer and vote Tuesday.