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Election Day finally at hand

Tuesday, November 06, 2012 - Updated: 7:11 PM

A bird's-eye view of today's ballot provides an interesting scenario for little ol' Montgomery County.

In the race for State Supreme Court Justice, 4th Judicial District, we have two local residents -- Joseph Sise and Felix Catena -- vying to remain on the bench.

In the 20th District race for U.S. Congress, we find Amsterdam native and longtime lawmaker Paul Tonko hoping to keep his seat in the nation's capital.

And entering the fray this year -- taking the leap from local politics to statewide office -- we find longtime upcounty politician and current Minden Supervisor Thomas Quackenbush making a run in the new 111th Assembly District.

Indeed, it's a big year in our little corner of the Mohawk Valley, as Montgomery County voters will also decide if they want to change the way our government operates. Gentle reminder, dear voters: Turn your ballot over to answer the all-important question on the future of the county charter -- it's on the back.

Mixed among the larger races are those for family court judge, district attorney, a few town justices, and a handful of municipal boards.

On a wider scale, we are electing other members to our state legislature and U.S. Congress.

And, oh yeah, our next president.

What an exciting day. Voting is a right, a privilege, a responsibility and an honor. But it's also a thrill. Can be. Should be. For some of us it remains so.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. -- after which our deadlocked presidential race could result in a midnight oil shortage. Ooh, goosebumps. What fun.

Don't let the unending advertisements, the roadside bouquets of colorful placards, and seemingly unending robo-calls keep you from your appointed responsibility. You have a voice in the process. Today is the day it is heard.

Get out and vote.

     

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