Congratulations to the winners in yesterday’s primary elections! News stories everywhere spoke of light turnout at the polls but didn’t reflect the growing number of mail-in ballots despite having totals by the end of the evening. Voters interviewed at the polls spoke of the interest in township, school and county elections. Keep a watchful eye out for those who suggest closing or consolidating polling places because of low turnout and to save money. The community interaction gained from seeing neighbors is an integral part of the future of local government. There remain those who are focused on making local government disappear in favor of a sluggish larger and more expensive central government at the regional level.