There's a lot at stake in today's primary election in Indiana.
In Boone Township, voters will determine the future of the school district. A referendum there would allow school officials to supplement state funding for school operations by increasing the property tax rate. A similar effort was defeated last year by just four votes.
The are two open seats in the Indiana General Assembly to fill as well.
In Senate District 6, the retirement of Sen. Sue Landske has led to competitive races for both Republicans and Democrats in that district.
House District 11 is open because Rep. Rick Niemeyer is among the candidates for that open seat in the Senate. District 11 also has competitive races for Democrats and Republicans.
In Porter County, voters will select party nominees for sheriff, center district commissioner, County Council and a few other county offices.
Lake County voters will determine nominees for those offices as well.
Township offices are up for grabs, too. In Porter County, longtime Center Township Trustee Chuck Conover is retiring, so the township will enter a new era next year.
Elections offer an opportunity to assess how things are going and to determine who is best suited for guiding that office for the next four years — or two years, in the case of state representatives.
If you are registered to vote, take your photo ID and your personal opinions with you to your precinct polling place today.
If you want information for some last-minute research before you go, visit nwi.com/politics. But hurry, because the polls are open only 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Make your vote count.