2014-10-30 / Editorial

Vote for the candidates of your choice on Tuesday

Voters will go to the polls in Jamestown and across Rhode Island for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. There are a number of important races and ballot questions to be decided.

In Jamestown, we will elect a new Town Council with all five seats open. There are two seats open on the School Committee and we will also choose a town moderator.

Islanders will also elect a senator and a representative to the state General Assembly.

On the state level, we will elect a new governor, a lieutenant governor, a secretary of state and a state treasurer. We will also choose a U.S. senator and a representative to Congress.

Ballot questions include a casino in Newport and whether or not voters want a state constitutional convention.

There are two polling places in Jamestown: Lawn School and the recreation center. If you are unsure where to vote, please contact Town Hall.

We applaud all candidates, win or lose. The Jamestown Press does not endorse local candidates. We ask that you vote for those individuals who you believe will do the best job for our community.

In Jamestown we are fortunate to have so many people who volunteer their time to public service. Without these volunteers, our local government would not function quite as well and our property taxes could be much higher. Those who serve on the council and the school board put in many countless and thankless hours.

Please take the time to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

— Jeff McDonough

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