Western Editorial Sampler: All elections, all the time ...
Published: October 25, 2012 12:26PM
Updated: October 25, 2012 12:26PM
Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo Tyson Miller signs in to vote at the Kearns St. Ann's School polling place during the primary election. Utah's voter turnout remained sluggish -- with many eligible voters sitting out the election -- despite Mitt Romney leading the Republican ticket.

We want you to vote:

— Time to vote: Now, finally, it is your turn — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

If you vote now, you can honorably ignore all those vicious television commercials that have been driving every one of us nuts for weeks. ...

— Early voting anyone? — Provo Daily Herald Editorial

But we want you to read the whole ballot first:

— Straight tickets: Utah should get rid of ballot option

... Voting a straight ticket is the lazy way to exercise the right to vote. If a voter must work through the entire ballot, office by office, he or she might discover a name or remember something that would inform his or her choice. If voters knew that a straight-party option was not available, they might spend a bit more time preparing before they go to the polls or fill out a mail-in ballot. ...

Other elections-related editorials:

— Scott Howell for U.S. Senate — Ogden Standard-Examiner Editorial

[Over Orrin Hatch? I did NOT see that one coming.]

— Presidential race comes down to a matter of trust — Sacramento Bee Editorial

Mitt Romney has taken flip-flopping to new extremes. It’s not merely that he’s moved toward the political center for the general election, or that he’s equivocating on a few controversial issues.

It goes to the core of his presidential campaign – and to trust and character. How can Americans ever believe what he says, or that he’ll keep his promises? ...

— Foes of same-sex marriage get inventive with campaign to defeat R-74 — Seattle Times Editorial

Opponents of same-sex marriage in Washington argue it would drive up the cost of gasoline, raise utility bills and make coffee taste funny.

No, the anti-Referendum 74 campaign has not made those claims, at least not yet, but it has been forced to invent excuses. ...

— Apples, tomatoes and condoms: Measure B supporters get creative — Los Angeles Daily News Editorial

— Props 1, 2 and 3 campaign donors must identify themselves — (Nampa) Idaho Press-Tribune