OUR VIEW: There’s a lot on the line Tuesday, so go vote

Published 9:30 am Saturday, November 5, 2022

We’re not sure any state has been more election crazy than Georgia the last few years.

Between the high stakes of the 2018 governor’s race and the Senate races a couple of years ago, there’s been a lot on the line and the whole nation has been paying attention. 

Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat, independent or somewhere inbetween, our vote again means a lot on Tuesday. Unlike many states, where just having an “R” or a “D” by a candidate’s name on the ballot can ensure victory, that’s far from the case in Georgia, where the state appears to be more purple than blue or red.

In 2018, Governor Brian Kemp barely pulled out a victory over Democrat Stacey Abrams. Polling suggests Kemp is again ahead in 2022, but ultimately voters will decide Tuesday who our next governor is.

Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock are battling in one of the closest U.S. Senate races in the entire country, a race that ultimately could decide which party has control of the Senate. 

There’s a lot on the line.

And that’s not even getting into local races.

The District 2 city council race is likely going to head to a run-off, considering there are five candidates. In a field that large, it’s very hard for one candidate to get a majority of the vote. That means vote totals are likely to be close, with every vote being important. 

If you live in District 2, don’t sit at home and let others decide who should represent you on the LaGrange City Council.

If you haven’t voted — and roughly about 20% of you have — then we encourage you to take time to research the candidates to learn which one best aligns with your values. Don’t be blinded by party. 

But most important of all, just make sure you vote Tuesday. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Make sure you take advantage of the opportunity to have your voice heard.