Having voting questions? We have answers (to questions we posed to candidates)

Find them on our printed pages and on our home page at www.star-herald.com

We at the Star Herald take seriously our role in educating voters as they navigate their options for the Nov. 8 General Election.

In the Luverne School District, voters will choose school board members from a crowded ballot of 18 candidates, and residents in Ward 2 of the City of Luverne will choose one of two candidates seeking to represent them on the Luverne City Council.

Voters in the cities of Hills and Beaver Creek will also decide contested races on their respective city councils, and all Rock County voters will have choices for state and federal elected officials.

The Star Herald has been following these races, questioning the candidates on pertinent matters, and recording their answers in print and in videos.

All but one of the 18 school board candidates were video recorded in late September and shared on our website.

This week we feature candidates for the Hills and Beaver Creek city races in the paper.

Last week we featured candidates in Luverne’s Ward 2 race and in our district of Minnesota’s House of Representatives in the paper, and the four of them will also participate in Thursday afternoon’s candidate forum in Luverne City Hall, livestreamed on the city’s LuvTV at www.cityofluverne.org/luvtv.

It takes effort for our little news team to chase down candidates in contested races and get their information to readers, but it’s important work.

And we hope our readers are paying attention, because voting is important work.

To review what you may have missed so far, click on the elections link on the Star Herald’s home page, www.star-herald.com for additional links to candidate questionnaire responses and to school board candidate video interviews.

The Minnesota Secretary of State website, sos.state.mn.us, has helpful voting information, and local elections authorities in the Rock County Auditor Treasurer’s Office can be reached at 507-283-5060 or ashley.kurtz@co.rock.mn.us.

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