Early voting for the city of Cape Coral General Election continues through Saturday, Nov. 2.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5.
We can't stress enough that local elections do matter: Four of council's eight seats, including the mayor's, is up for grabs.
While national and state elections get the attention, governance always starts at the local level.
The General Election ballot offers a varied slate of candidates. They offer different approaches and different views - and that is a good thing as voters do have some choices here.
Seeking the seat of mayor are Marni Lin Sawicki and incumbent John J. Sullivan.
Running in District 1 are James "Jim" Burch and David R. Headd.
Running in District 4 are incumbent Chris N. Chulakes-Leetz and Richard Leon.
Running in District 6 are incumbent Kevin M. McGrail and Rick Williams.
Every registered voter can vote in every race on the ballot: City Council races are non-partisan, and all members are elected citywide although council members must live in the district they represent.
Early voting hours are from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday at the office in Cape Coral or at the Constitutional Complex at 2480 Thompson St. in Fort Myers on the 3rd floor.
On Tuesday, polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
We again invite you to vote.
And, if you still have questions about the candidates, we again invite you to read.
Our Election 2013 section, which includes all of our "questions of the week" coverage through both the primary and general election cycle may be found on-line under news at cape-coral-daily-breeze.com .
The candidates' final responses - concerning candidate qualifications - may be found on page 8A of today's Breeze.