Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Many people vote in elections for President but ignore local elections. This is unfortunate as government officials at the local level can have a greater impact on you and your community. For example, on Tuesday, Fairfax County residents will elect the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, members of the School Board and the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Officials elected to these positions have substantial power to determine any number of issues including local tax rates, how schools operate and how criminal cases are prosecuted and punished. Certainly residents of Rowan County Kentucky learned about the function of a clerk of court after Kim Davis halted the issuance of marriage licenses to gay couples.
Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/upcoming.htm to find your polling place and get information about the candidates. Whether you want to maintain the status quo or make a change, Tuesday is your chance to be heard!