Elections are always important, but the stakes are particularly high this year, AWB President Don Brunell writes in his weekly column.
That's because the economy will only begin to truly move forward when employers feel confident enough to begin hiring. And the choices that voters make next month will either strengthen or weaken employer confidence.
As important as the election is, however, evidence from previous elections suggests that somewhere in the neighborhood of four out of 10 eligible voters will let other people make decisions for them.
This is a big election year in Washington state.
"The only way to guarantee you don't make a difference is to not vote," Brunell writes. "And, as the old timers say, if you don't vote, you can't complain."