It makes no sense for voters to ‘hire’ people for administrative functions.
This year’s elections have generated a low level of enthusiasm among voters. Nevertheless, thousands of Virginians will head to the polls on Election Day because they know the individuals elected will help to guide policy and make decisions that shape the future of their state and their communities.
But most voters would find it peculiar if they were also asked to weigh in on the best man or woman to run their municipality’s information technology department or the local library. Both are important functions that carry responsibility and require expertise, but there’s no clear reason why the duties should be turned over to a politician.