After months of campaigning, debates and attack ads, it all comes down to today - election day.
Today, citizens will go to the polls and decide who will represent them and their interests on the state, national and local levels. No matter what candidate or party you support, we urge you to exercise your right to vote today.
There are many important races in this election. The voters will elect a new congressman to represent the 1st District in Washington. On the state level, Michigan will select a new governor. Both are important positions and both will see a new face - the first time in many years. U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak is not seeking another term after nearly two decades of service. Gov. Jennifer Granholm, due to term limits, is also not seeking re-election.
The persons the voters decide to place in these posts - along with the many other races - will have serious issues to contend with. Michigan's economy continues to limp along, and jobless rates are the highest in years. The state's budget continues to be a mess. The stakes are high.
These issues are too important not to make your voice heard today. Make your wishes know and vote for the candidates you believe will best serve the citizens of Michigan at all levels of government.
Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Take the time to cast your ballot. It is not only your right, but your responsibility. Vote - you will be glad you did.