The fall primary election is less than a week away. Time to prepare. If you’re going to make an informed choice, now is the time to learn something about the candidates.

As far as state races are concerned there are just two primaries, both in the Democratic party, for governor and attorney general. But there are primaries in a number of local elections including the state Legislature. As always we recommend you visit the League of Women Voters website for their Candidates Answers questionnaire. And read the editorial endorsements in your local papers. You don’t have to vote for the endorsed candidates, but use the information to help make your decision.

Once again predictions suggest a dismal turnout. Don’t be deterred. It’s your right, and your responsibility. Vote next Tuesday, and prepare accordingly.