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Mayor's Corner

I would like to take a few minutes to remind everyone to vote on June 2nd. 

If you recall, the April 7th election was postponed because of the COVID-19 Virus.  The ballot on June 2nd will be the same ballot that was scheduled for April.  This is our Municipal Election which decides local government, including City Councils, Mayors and School Board Members.  These are the elected officials that will have the most influence on you as far as day-to-day governing.  I know the state and federal elections are important, but they have less influence on us than local government.

For the voters in Plattsburg there is a referendum on the Plattsburg Special Road District; please do some research to understand the issue before you vote.  Also, with the passing of Cam Collins, his name is still on the ballot, but he cannot be elected.  That 3rd Ward member of the Plattsburg Board of Aldermen will be decided by “At Large” write-in candidate.  This means any eligible resident of the 3rd Ward can write in his or her name - in the write in spot under Cam Collins’ name.  Make sure to darken the circle and write in the name if you want the vote to count.  The person with the most votes will be elected (provided he/she wants the position).

The sad thing about municipal elections is the low voter turnout.  The average turnout is about 25%.  What this means is about 1/4 of the registered voters are deciding who serves at the local government level.   

The one thing our country offers all its citizens is the right to vote and there is no charge for that right!  I urge every registered voter to take a few minutes on Tuesday, June 2nd and vote for the candidate(s) of your choice.  Many countries in the world do not have elections, but we are blessed to live in the United States of America!!

Dave Schauer  Mayor, Plattsburg









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