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As voters, which issues — national, state or local — are most important to you? How important in helping you decide which candidates to support are local news stories, newspaper endorsements, opinion columns or voters guides? What additional voter resources would you like to see from your local news team?
Another election year is upon us, and we need your help.
With March just beginning, the 2022 midterm election might feel far away for most people.
For our Forum Communications Co. newsrooms, however, coverage is well underway as primary elections fast approach in a number of contentious races in North Dakota and South Dakota and a flurry of candidates declare their intentions to run in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
We know in today’s political climate, finding accurate and trustworthy information can be a monumental task. Our reporters and editors are committed to the pages and websites of our publications remaining a bastion of reliable political coverage that matters to our readers, without whom our work would not be possible.
And that’s why we want to hear from you. As voters, which issues — national, state or local — are most important to you? How important in helping you decide which candidates to support are local news stories, newspaper endorsements, opinion columns or voters guides? What additional voter resources would you like to see from your local news team?
We’ve created a survey offering readers the opportunity to share what matters most when it comes to election coverage. We think it’s essential for us to be armed with the knowledge of how best to serve our communities, and listening to our readers is a key element to that understanding.
We will continue to cover impactful stories and newsworthy events, whether that’s candidacy announcements, campaign finances, community forums, voting records, backtracking politicians or party infighting. We will hold the feet of elected officials and those who wish to represent their neighbors in government to the fire when warranted. We will seek the truth, root out corruption and carefully watch over the expenditure of tax dollars.
But we also aren’t so bold as to say we’ve thought of everything. We believe thoughtful dialogue about our political coverage decisions will lead to content best equipped to inform voters. And when voters head to the ballot box informed, our democracy is the biggest winner.
Head to surveymonkey.com/r/78MTJLM to give us your feedback — and for a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card for your trouble. The winner will be notified April 4 via email.