Today are the Gilbert city elections and the Proposition 300 proposal vote for Mesa. Every four years when we elected a President, voters show up in droves. During the off year elections the turn out is usually several times less, even though the impact could be much greater.
The policies of the President and Congress will effect you no matter where you live, but the policies of your local government and propositions will often have a much greater impact on your daily life and the future of your community. If Proposition 300 is passed, and is as successful as those promoting the project hope it will be, then the impact those new jobs will have on Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek and Apache Junction economies can far out-weight the policies of what happens in DC. The same for the local Gilbert elections. This is only the primary, but the candidates who move on to fight for Mayor and City Council will have a much greater impact on your life than the Congressman you voted for last year.
The Gilbert housing market and Mesa housing market will be much more effected by what happens today than most things DC does. So make sure today you take a few minutes to vote.