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If you want to know more about what's on the ballot Tuesday, I urge you to check out Election Central.

There you'll find all of the related articles published in the Advocate leading up to Tuesday's primary. Based on where you live, you can dig deeper by clicking through our multimedia team's interactive map of the Crossroads region. For each county, you'll find your list of polling places and a list of candidates, plus a question-and-answer session with them.

The site also offers exciting multimedia features, starting with a blog by Victoria election administrator George Matthews. I commend Mr. Matthews for being the first elected official in the Crossroads region to have his own blog on I hope he'll be the first of many public officials willing to open a dialogue with the public through a blog. I encourage you to ask him any questions you have about the election process.

Another exciting multimedia feature is video interviews with many of the candidates. You'll find this interviews, shot by Public Service Editor Gabe Semenza, by clicking on the video link next to the candidate profiles. For one example of this, see incumbent Victoria County commissioner Chris Rivera's page.

We plan to build on this Web model for the November elections. Let us know what else you'd like to see in the next version of Election Central.

On Election Night, be sure to check back on our home page, where we'll post live updates throughout the night. Our reporters will be stationed at nine county courthouses posting reports as the news happens.

We'll be working through the night Tuesday and into the early morning hours Wednesday to bring you the latest online and in print.  If you're particularly politically motivated, you should add to the coverage by posting your thoughts and coverage. For example, if you're attending a caucus Tuesday night, report back via your own blog.