The Covington News - - Opinion -

Early vot­ing is a great con­ve­nience for many, but this year, we think it might be worth wait­ing un­til Elec­tion Day be­fore you cast your vote.

On the pres­i­den­tial scene, world events are lead­ing to a new world cri­sis nearly ev­ery day, while eco­nomic is­sues continue to dog us do­mes­ti­cally. We need a pres­i­dent that will lead us through these is­sues with con­fi­dence, and we should get a chance to see how the con­tenders re­act to a va­ri­ety of sit­u­a­tions dur­ing the next cou­ple of months.

On the lo­cal level, even though it’s been rel­a­tively quiet so far, we need to be ever alert to en­sure we vote for lead­er­ship that can ef­fec­tively lead us through the next four years. If this elec­tion is true to form, is­sues will crop up at the last minute that could af­fect your vote.

One of your best chances to see the lo­cal can­di­dates in ac­tion will be Oct. 11, when The Cov­ing­ton News and the Cov­ing­ton-New­ton County Cham­ber of Com­merce will hold a forum for all county can­di­dates. The forum will held be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the New­ton Col­lege and Ca­reer Academy, 144 Ram Drive, Cov­ing­ton.

The forum will be mod­er­ated by Cov­ing­ton News Pub­lisher Charles Hill Mor­ris and cham­ber Pres­i­dent Hunter Hall.

We sug­gest you hold your vote un­til you’ve heard straight from the can­di­dates’ months what each of them pro­poses for our county’s fu­ture.

If you can’t make it out, we’ll have full video from the event at Cov­News.com in the days fol­low­ing the forum.

Please vote wisely this year; your de­ci­sion will af­fect the fu­ture of all of us who live here in New­ton County for years to come.

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