Turnout in this Presidential year was reported to be down in Jefferson County and its likely to be much, much lower in the coming years.
In 2013 and 2014, I don't see a lot of contested races.
In the 2013 City Council race, it looks to me like the incumbents, Jeff Smith and Teresa Macaluso, will be running unopposed....
However there are a couple of other possible candidates in the race. Former Councilman Jason Burto will likely look at at it, but there is another younger man thinking of running who came to tell me about his aspirations tonight.
In 2014, locally the races for Congress, Senate, and Assembly will be unopposed, while statewide the races will essentially be unopposed. Voters can take that year off.